Clementes: 6 1/2 x 48
This cigar was assessed in depth on Cigar Coop.
At the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas, Illusione Cigars showcased a new regular production line called Fume D’Amour. The Illusione Fume D’Amour is a Nicaraguan puro being launched in four sizes. A key point about this blend is that it does not incorporate ligero into the blend. Instead brand owner Dion Giolito has opted to incorporate the lower priming viso and seco leaves. Earlier this year, Giolito told Cigar Insider that the tobaccos used for this blend are more robust as a result of more abundant sunshine.
The flavor profile consists of toasted marshmallow, nut, pepper, and cream. There even was a touch of caramel along the way. The flavors were very robust – medium to full-bodied. There was even a little more strength than I though – coming in at medium. The construction was excellent.
This has to be one of the most underrated cigars of the year. It is one of the best regular production releases by Illusione and one of the better regular production lines of 2014. probably would rate the cigar has falling somewhere in between the Illusione Epernay (a milder profile) and the Illusione Original Documents (a medium plus profile). I think this is a cigar we will hear more about as people discover it. I rate it as box worthy.