Illusione Cigars
Rothchildes *r* (Maduro)

Vitola: Petite Robusto
Length: 4.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Aganorsa
Blender/Creator: Dion Giolito
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Timber Valley Tobacco
Date Purchased: April 28, 2018
Price: $5.75 ($3.85)
Date Smoked: August 27, 2019

Rothchildes *r* (Maduro)

Illusione Cigars, llusione, Maduro, Mexican, Nicaraguan, r, Rothchildes, San AndresI 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 coco, 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).

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

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


The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Long
Value: Excellent
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 4
Leather: 1
Pepper: 2