Cigar Aficionado

Illusione F9
Lonsdale
90
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
44 44
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
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.
Body Medium-Full
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2007
Price $6.15
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 91

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.

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 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