Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Illusion
Lonsdale
86
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Tasting Note
Dark and slim with a firm draw. Some toasty, licorice notes come through, but a dry chariness offsets the medium-bodied flavors.
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2008
Price $9.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2006 | Score: 88

A dark and oily cigar that’s somewhat pressed. A savory, hearty smoke with touches of wood, caramel and chewy grass. The finish has a touch of licorice on the palate. A medium to full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 88

A box-pressed cigar with an alluring wrapper. It draws well, loading the palate with sweet licorice, earthy spices and other notes. A medium to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2001 | Score: 91

This dark, oily cigar has a perfect cap and a silky wrapper. It burns like a champ, showing rich, heady flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 84

This cigar showed some elements of youth. There were strong elements of cedar and spice. It is full-bodied, but there is a bite on the finish. Should improve with age.

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