Review: Illusione *r* Rothchildes

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan 

Price: $3-$4

Rating: 8.9/10

Cigars Smoked: 2 

Pre-light draw has the perfect resistance and reveals a sweet tobacco taste.  However, the construction is a bit rough, as you can see in the picture.  The cigar appeared to be rolled slightly crooked.

                 

The first third starts with floral notes and a hint of sweetness to round things out.  There is a nutty-creamy element also present.  This cigar is more floral than I remember but I am pleasantly surprised. 

Into the second third the nuttiness turns slightly bitter but it complements the cigar well.  A faint leather taste develops in the background during this third but quickly fades away. 

Entering the last third, the flavors are stagnant but enjoyable.  The flavor profile is nutty and floral.   As I nub this cigar it starts to get too bitter so I let it go out. 

Overall, this is a great cheap cigar.  It is not overly complex but it also does not bore.  Docking a few tenths for construction, this cigar rates an 8.9/10.  One caveat though, I would only deem it box split worthy as they only come in cabs of 50, and to me that is too many of one cigar.  This is another stellar release by Dion.

 

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