Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Illusion
Illusion
89
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Full
Full
Tasting Note
This exceedingly dark cigar burns evenly, producing a strong, white ash. It shows elements of cedar, sweet brown sugar and a charry undertone.
Body Full
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Insider – Dec 05, 2017
Price $11.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2016 | Score: 89

This box-pressed lonsdale is covered in an oily wrapper that's soft to the touch. Wood notes are interspersed with touches of spice and anise before an herbal finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 90

Slim and dark, this attractive cigar burns slowly, draws perfectly and imparts a rich, bready smoke balanced by notes of hickory, black pepper and rock candy.

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

This slim cigar is wears a dark and streaky wrapper. Its full draw imparts a sweet and spicy smoke that also develops notes of coffee and a touch of perfume on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 89

This dark and salty-tasting lonsdale burns evenly. There are some woody notes and touches of mint that recur on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 24, 2013 | Score: 89

This dark and salty-tasting lonsdale burns evenly. There are some woody notes and touches of mint that recur on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 88

A good draw on this lonsdale delivers grassy notes. The cigar becomes richer, with hints of brown sugar and woody notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 87

Slightly pressed, this lonsdae is covered in a dark, oily wrapper with a few prominent veins. It beings cedary and toasty, maintaining the flavors throughout.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2011 | Score: 87

Slightly pressed, this lonsdae is covered in a dark, oily wrapper with a few prominent veins. It beings cedary and toasty, maintaining the flavors throughout.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 89

This thin, dark cigar exudes a pleasant woody aroma as it burns, some of which translates to the palate along with leather, anise and mideastern spices.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2009 | Score: 88

A thin, pressed cigar that is dark and oily with a lush draw. Flavors are woody and toasty with some peppery notes, citrus zest and a coffee finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 07, 2009 | Score: 88

A thin, pressed cigar that is dark and oily with a lush draw. Flavors are woody and toasty with some peppery notes, citrus zest and a coffee finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 06, 2007 | Score: 91

Draped in a rich, supple wrapper, this lonsdale produces a flaky ash as it burns. It delivers complex leather, earthy and coffee notes. The finish is toasty and nutty.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2003 | Score: 90

An ultra-dark lonsdale. This cigar's draw is a bit firm and the burn varies, but its flavors feature great balance and depth. It has notes of citrus and earth, with hints of spice on the finish. Medium to full body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This very dark cigar has a veiny wrapper. It has an easy draw. The smoke is spicy, with earthy, floral notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2000 | Score: 91

This box-pressed cigar has beautiful color and shine, and a very dark wrapper. It has a perfect draw. It's spicy and leathery, with warm, toasty flavors and notes of cedar. A medium- to full-bodied cigar.

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