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.







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