391. Illusione Epernay Le Elegance

Gifted by Brian Motola, Director of US & International Sales.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo.
Binder: Nicaraguan.
Filler: Nicaraguan.
Made in Nicaragua.

Size: 5.6×40, Corona.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood notes.

1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee note, a light Christmas spice and oak wood finish.

2nd third: Smoothens out but still retaining the previous flavours.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm but a little flaky ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: Gets hints of buttered popcorn, otherwise keeps the previous flavours steady and smooth.

Duration: 19:20-20:50, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. Good until the very end, almost didn’t want to let it go.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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