Illusione Cigars
Illusione Mj12 Toro Gordo

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cafe Colorado
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo
Blender/Creator: Dion Giliotto
Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas S. de R.L. factory in Honduras
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: May 1, 2018
Price: 10.50
Date Smoked: September 5, 2020

Illusione Mj12 Toro Gordo

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Café Colorado, Dion Giliotto, Grade One, Illusione, Mj12, Nicaragua, Nicaraguan, Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo, Toro Gordo If I had my way, I’d be smoking an Illusione Mj12 every day! I love this cigar!

This firmly packed 6.0″ x 54 Toro was a beast of a cigar that lasted well into 4.5-Miles of my Cigar-Walk this morning. Everything about this experience was wonderful… perfect draw, nice feel in the hand while walking… and outstanding tobacco flavors that kept me company all the way. I knew I only had to bring this one cigar with me today.

I just purchased a few of these to have some in the TupperDor, but I think I better pursue a Box Purchase soon. These Illusione Mj12s are delicious!

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill
Stay Healthy
Stay Sane
Be Wise


Café Colorado, Grade One, Illusione, Mj12, Nicaraguan, Toro GordoWhat a marvelous cigar!

Today’s Illusione MJ12 cigar delivered creamy coffee and cocoa right from the first puff. After 20-minutes malt flavors join the party nearing the second third… #SakamotoHappy I think I’m down to my last two, so I better plan on restocking these soon.

As I’ve mentioned previously, this is a long smoke so be prepared to relax for a while and enjoy this. An hour and 20 minutes later (this is a slow and leisurely smoke) and I’m still luxuriating with this awesome cigar.

Now leave me alone.

What a treat it was smoking the Illusione MJ12 today.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill


 Cafe Colorado, Grade One, Illusione, Mj12, Nicaraguan, Toro GordoIt’s only fitting that I should smoke this again on the 2-month anniversary of my last time smoking the “Auspicious” Illusione MJ12. From my last notes, I can’t wait to blaze this again.


In a Word


This is a large cigar, so be prepared to spend some time with her. I had planned to do some reading while I got reacquainted with the Illusione MJ12 today.

I settled in comfortably for a two-hour smoke that eventually didn’t disappoint. It took a bit for the MJ12 to heat up (mid-first-thrid) before I started to welcome flavors that I can only describe as “Malty-Chocolate-Tea”, and I’m diggin’ it.

By the halfway point… Ahhh, everything came together wonderfully and I was happy as a kid with a chocolate bar because that is what this is starting to remind me of. I want more!


I found her again… next time I won’t wait so long to enjoy this cigar.
Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Cocoa
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Complex
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 4
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 3
Grass/Hay: 1
Leather: 3
Pepper: 1