Cigar Aficionado

Illusione F9
F9
91
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
44 44
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Oils are seeping through the wrapper of this slim cigar, which combines the botanical flavors of juniper, anis and vanilla with heady notes of chocolate-covered almonds.
Body Medium
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2017
Price $9.95
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 87

A beautifully crafted smoke with a meaty, incense quality and molasses sweetness, though underlying acidity affected the score.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 88

Slim and dark with some gnarly veins to the wrapper. It draws and burns evenly, showing a creamy smoke that hints of lavendar and hickory before a charry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Tawny in appearance this Lonsdale is sweet, floral and complex, opening with freshly grated vanilla bean notes that take on graham cracker flavors and an maraschino cherry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 88

Finished with a rough cap, this cigar has a dark, attractive wrapper and even draw. This is a full-bodied, spicy smoke with lots of red pepper in the nose.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 90

A dark cigar with an oily wrapper. Its core of profound tobacco flavor is framed by leather, spice and licorice notes. The finish is slightly sweet.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 07, 2007 | Score: 90

A dark cigar with an oily wrapper. Its core of profound tobacco flavor is framed by leather, spice and licorice notes. The finish is slightly sweet.

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