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: February 18, 2021
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 most 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|