This is one cigar that was on my wish list for a while. A
fine BOTL gifted this to me and I let it rest for about eight months
now. I kept looking at it in the humidor and vacillating between smoking
and waiting. I finally looked at this beauty one too many times and
decided that it was time. So here we go.
Length/Ring: 9.25" x 48
Shape: "A" Perejo
Wrapper: Cafe Colorado Wrapper
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo Filler
Strength: Medium - Full
I pulled it out of it's nesting place and gave it the once over again, and
decided it was time. This is a
beautiful cigar with all it's 9 1/4" of glory. I noticed the Cafe
Colorado wrapper with it's mocha color and slightly oily sheen. I clipped the cap using my
guillotine, and took a dry draw tasting a mild grainy flavor. I lit it with my
Lotus triple flame torch. I took my first puff and could taste a mild earthy flavor with that
little spice on my tongue. As I said, it was milder than I expected. It had a smooth draw. The burn was even and
needed no correcting. Half way through the first third, it was getting
stronger. More medium now I noticed chocolate, more prevalent in the aroma
than in the taste. The ash was dark gray in color, and held on for about an
I started into the
second third and started noticing that it was getting a little stronger,
spicier and still creamy.
I began the last third and it started getting a few notes of allspice with
a hint of cocoa. Up to this point, it was a medium body and flavor, but
now it was picking up strength to a full body cigar. I was enjoying this stick.
It had become everything that I enjoy about smoking Illusione. A fantastic
finish right down to the nub.
In conclusion: I really enjoyed this cigar and will seek another. It was
not to complex, but not boring. Not too strong, but enough flavor to
satisfy my pallet. A perfect burn. Even though it didn't hold an ash, it
had excellent construction and a felt good between the fingers. A long
smoke, but not overbearing. About two and a half hours. The finish was excellent.
Creamy, and spicy with great background flavors. I recommend this cigar to
the medium to full body smokers who like a more simple yet enjoyable