Cigar Aficionado

Illusione Epernay Le Petite
Le Petite
44 44
Tasting Note
Dark, oily and solid to the touch, this small cigar leaves big peppery impressions on the palate with hints of wood, raisin and minerals. The finish is rustic and could use a bit more refinement.
Body Full
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 44
Length 4 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Insider – Oct 08, 2019
Price $7.95
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 88

Each puff is a spice cabinet of flavors that include cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, though the cigar burns a bit hot, leaving a flinty aftertaste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2011 | Score: 90

The lush draw of this little cigar fills the mouth with a peppery smoke. Leather notes also emerge building to a floral finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 21, 2009 | Score: 91

A nearly flawless wrapper covers this cigar, which smacks of nuts and honey once it warms up. Some woody notes also come through, leading to a graham cracker finish.

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