Top 9 Cigars of 2019: #5 Illusione Fume D’Amour
Over the next 9 days we’re counting down our picks for the top 9 cigars of 2019. Some of these cigars are new and some are not and all cigars were aged in our humidors a minimum of 2 weeks. All of the cigars selected achieved a minimum rating of “Boxworthy” and achieved the highest marks in all 10 of our recommendation criteria.- In Fumo Pax!
Illusione Fume D’Amour
- Profile: Medium
- Vitola: Juniperos [Lancero]
- Length / Ring Gauge: 7.5″ x 40
- Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Price: $10.51 [Box $262.75]
- Box: 25
- Other Vitolas: Lagunas [4.25″x42], Viejos [5″x50], Capistranos [6″x56], Clementes [6.5″x48]. Concepcions [5.63″x46]
This line was launched after a three-year drought of new products, but man, it sure was worth the wait. Post-light highlights include a sweet and savory core of wood punctuated by a light spice and notes of nougat, red pepper, leather and vanilla. The draw is rife with toasted oats and there are hints of dark chocolate on a luxurious finish of baked bread and wood. Transitions feature rich, salty wood and earth profiles with a balance and complexity that is simply delicious.