Illusione

Team Cigar Review: Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive

Team Cigar Review: Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive

The Illusione PCA 2020 Exclusive is the first Illusione cigar released in the last few years in which I did not enjoy. There was no balance and complexities to the cigar. Being heavily charred red pepper spice and dry cedar oriented, it's not the typical DNA of Dion's masterful blending style that I'm accustomed to. I guess you can't win them all.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns

In the case of the Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns, it has the baseline of what a Diademas ought to be. The cigar starts off with namely soft/white flavors, soon building up to plenty of spice and minerality, but never abandoning the soft/white flavors. This is all packaged by a building strength from medium to medium plus.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione ~eccj~ 25th

Team Cigar Review: Illusione ~eccj~ 25th

There was depth, complexity and transitioning, and that took place from start to finish. It was balanced and simply a beautiful cigar. Yes, the burn was far from beautiful, but when you have a cigar that smokes like this and tastes great, who cares. The Illusione ~eccj~ 25th is a great release from 2019 and I am not surprised that Illusione delivers another gem to the market.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d'Aosta

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d’Aosta

The profile of the Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d'Aosta kept with my experience of a smooth and flavorful profile for the line. While I wish the profile from the first half had lasted longer, it still provided a good overall experience. I would have no problem mixing this vitola in with smoking the other vitolas in the line. If you're a fan of Illusione, this is a definite must try.

Cigar News: Illusione Partners with Oettinger Davidoff for European Distribution

“The Davidoff brand and company are an organization that I’ve admired for years. Their world-wide representation and global distribution of premium cigars is unparalleled, and without equal. Illusione Cigars is grateful to be a part of their movement. We believe that we can fill a niche in their portfolio, and in turn, enhance the presence of both companies respectively.” said Dion Giolito, President of Illusione Cigars.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto

The first ultra premium price tagged cigar out of Illusione. The big question of course is, is it worth it? At this point in time, I'm afraid not. But the Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto absolutely has the potential to be great down the line.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff Corona

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff Corona

The Illusione OneOff Corona was an overall good tasting profile but it tasted young. Not quite ready yet, but this will be something great to have a box of to smoke every few months to gauge its changing potential.

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

The flavor profile of the Illusione Haut 10 Gordo really declines past the first third, you could make the case for the second third and it just lacked an enjoyable smoking experience. To say I was incredibly disappointed would be accurate and for an Illusione release, I would say it is a bust.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Churchill

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Churchill

The flavors themselves were great, delivering ginger biscuits, creamed bread/toast, white pepper, cedar and just enough earthiness. The importance of retrohaling couldn't be more true than this cigar, as if you don't, you will miss out on the depth of flavors.