Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: April 28, 2018
Date Smoked: November 9, 2022
COVID-19 Day 962
I declare… “I simply LOVE this Cigar” to Edward Wong (of Drew Estate fame)… just to watch his expression because in his mind nothing is better than a Drew Estate cigar for the time being… stay tuned!
When my time is short and I want something with full-flavored satisfaction, this is my “Go To” cigar!
Until Next time…
COVID-19 Day 881
It’s no secret that this cigar is in my regular cigar rotation… because I love this blend!
Once lit, deep rich tobacco flavors of dark baking chocolate, spice, leather, and everything nice come to me from this delicious and “Tried and True” Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars… along with a retrohale of black pepper with that brought with it a bit of a zingy spice.
At the second third, dark coffee or espresso flavors join the party with more chocolate coming to the forefront.
At the end of it all, I was feeling pretty smart and sassy knowing that I chose the perfect cigar to end my day with in this awesome Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars. I can’t wait to smoke this again!
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 613: 2.5-Mile Cigar
It’s the fourth Thursday in November… National Day of Mourning (aka Thanksgiving).
On today’s Cigar-Walk I contemplated the “Real” significance of today’s “Historical Meaning” that I remember that began as a high school student in 1970… The National Day of Mourning.
Today, I will create smoke from this Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars as an act of Respect to our North American Indigenous Brothers and Sisters.
Some Indigenous Elders say that tobacco is used to connect the Worlds since the plant’s roots go deep into the Earth and its smoke rises high into the sky. In this regard, the tobacco plant is highly respected and honored. Giving and sharing tobacco is a beautiful way of our Indigenous peoples. Ceremonies using tobacco invoke a relationship with the energies of the universe, and ultimately the Creator, and the bond that is made between Earthly and Spiritual Realms is not to be broken.
I have always been aware of the American Indigenous cultural and spiritual significance of Tobacco in the United States. Today I become more motivated to do more research to learn more about this topic.
Stay Tuned… Until next time…
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 575: 2.5-Mile Cigar
An exquisite 2.5-Mile trek on this morning’s Cigar-Walk with this tasty little dandy… in this Mexican San Andrés wrapped Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars.
Enough punch in this to deliver those awesome Mexican San Andrés tobacco flavors in the wrapper that stood up to the chilly outdoor conditions this morning.
As soon as I get my Cigar-Budget in order… it’s time to purchase a box of these mighty-fine Illusione Rothchildes *r* Maduros! Box-Worthy for sure!
COVID-19 Day 333
COVID-19, Day 186
Well, I think the verdict is in on the Rothchildes *r* Maduro by Illusione Cigars… and I’ll be seeking a Box Purchase of these very soon.
Packed with Maduro flavor, these Rothchildes are an affordable flavor journey any time, anywhere.
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 87: 2.5-Mile Cigar
I’m a fan of almost every Illusione cigar I’ve smoked in my come back to the Cigar Hobby. Today’s Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro) was a reminder of how wonderful this cigar hobby can be without spending a ton of money.
The Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro) is a very affordable cigar of deep rich tobacco flavors that has consistently delivered what I’ve come to expect from this firmly packed dark Maduro beauty.
Once lit, smooth cocoa, earth, and coffee fill my pallet; I expect this to continue from prior experience from this firmly packed cigar. The draw is a little snug so I retrieved a wooden toothpick and poked a few holes in the cap area… it helped.
About an inch in, the retrohale starts to produce a nice pepper spice to add to the cocoa, earthiness, and coffee tobacco flavors. I sense some leather coming on board.
At the last third… this is what I’ve been waiting for, more creamy smoke of earth, dark cocoa, and coffee. This is a perfect and affordable cigar from Illusione.
I can’t believe that I’ve ignored the Illusione Rothchildes *r* (Maduro). This being my second time with this cigar, the first time way back in November 2018.
Right off the start, the Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper and Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 draw me in along with the incomparable Nicaraguan Aganorsa fillers… What could go wrong?
Sweet cocoa, earth, leather, and coffee are coming on board at the first third.
I’m in the zone with this Illusione Rothchildes Maduro… Deep rich creamy tobacco flavors from lots of medium-bodied chewy smoke… Sakamoto Happy!
At the last third, only more of the same just ramped up a bit. This cigar stays in the rotation. Again, I can’t believe that I’ve somehow left this cigar behind. Maybe it’s because I’ve left it marinating for a few months (May 2019).
Smokey Chewy Earthy Cocoa
Black pepper arrives on the retrohale and the rest of the journey is good.
Halfway through and I’m chewing on my smoke; Hot Chocolate Coffee Smoke
At the final third, everything ramps up and, I’ll exclaim that this isn’t bad for an affordable cigar ($5.75 at 82nd Tobacco & Pipe)
Of course, look at the pedigree
I’ll probably look to get some more of these. Maybe a 5-pack
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 3|
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