Cigar Aficionado

Illusione Epernay Le Ferme
Le Ferme
92
points
Honduras
Honduras
48 48
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Illusione is a small-production brand created by Dion Giolito, an eclectic cigar retailer from Reno, Nevada. Epernay is a lighter cigar than Giolito's original Illusione brand and is made in Honduras from all Nicaraguan tobacco. Epernay takes its name from the town in France built upon chalk rock in the heart of the Champagne region. The smoke is beautifully rolled with an oily wrapper and round head. The first puffs have an incense and leather character, then take on spice and, fittingly, notes of Sauternes
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 48
Length 5 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2010
Price $8.50
Designation Top 25 of 2009 | Rank: 19
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2009 | Score: 92

Beautifully rolled with an oily wrapper and round head. The first puffs have an incense and leather character, then take on spice and Sauternes notes on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 21, 2009 | Score: 92

Beautifully rolled with an oily wrapper and round head. The first puffs have an incense and leather character, then take on spice and Sauternes notes on the 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