Cigar Aficionado

Illusione Epernay Le Grande
Le Grande
92
points
Honduras
Honduras
46 46
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Full of nutty notes, sweet baking spices and graham cracker, this long corona gorda has a subtle red pepper piquancy and a touch of almond paste flavor. Tastes as elegant as it looks.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 6"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2013
Price $9.50
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 88

The rough wrapper of this cigar is covered in glue stains from top to bottom. Sweet notes of pistachio and graham cracker also carry a briny, olive-like quality, but the finish is dry.

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

Made with a richly colored wrapper and triple-seam cap. Cocoa and leather flavors turn cedary sweet. Pleasant lavender notes emerge before the long, honeyed 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