ILLUSIONE FUME D'AMOUR CLEMENTES

ILLUSIONE FUME D'AMOUR CLEMENTES


Illusione cigars have been hot since their debut tasting in Cigar Insider in August 2007, when a vertical brand tasting delivered eight scores of 90 points or higher. The cigars were rich and delicious, created by Dion Giolito, a cigar retailer from Reno, Nevada, who knew what he wanted in a great cigar and wasn't afraid to push hard to get them just right. Giolito has an exacting palate and a vivid imagination. Many of his cigars have names that allude to conspiracies, or codes that reveal only part of his message. Despite the quirks, Illusiones have impressed our tasting panel again and again. This past summer Giolito released his first new Illusione brand in nearly three years, Fume d'Amour, which translates to "smoke of love." Armed with tobacco from a particularly strong crop year, Giolito had cigars made without ligero (the strongest component of tobacco) and focused on lower, milder primings. The result is a truly delicious cigar with balance and style, brimming with a rich, nutty cashew taste, hints of nougat sweetness and touches of baking spice. This marks the second time an Illusione cigar has earned the No. 3 spot on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list. This classic smoke is a memorable cigar.

SCORE
95
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
GAUGE
48 48
STRENGTH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Toro


Ring Gauge: 48


Length: 6 1/2"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Nicaragua


Issue Cigar Aficionado – January 1, 2015


Price: $9.50


More Reviews of this Cigar

87
points
Cigar Insider: Feb 04, 2020

95
points
Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2015

93
points
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Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale