I’m sitting here smoking the new Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary (just arrived off the truck) and wondering how many I can get hoard for myself before my boss gets mad at me.
All Illusione limited releases are fantastic in my book, but this one in particular’s a definite must-buy. To say it’s box worthy would be doing a disservice to the excellence behind the blend- it’s pallet worthy! (Just to clarify, I mean I’m thinking of taking out a hard money loan to buy a pallet of these cigars.)
Our first allotment of the limited edition Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary sold out within 48 hours. Our final allotment arrived this morning. This cigar made Cigar Aficiando's Top 25 Cigars Of 2019, and is worth every penny. Don't miss out on getting some for yourself! Here's what Halfwheel had to say about the release:
"For my palate, there are few things more enjoyable than when an [Illusione] is truly on, which I'm happy to report the Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d'Aosta is. As has generally been the case with the Epernay line, the profile is a bit on the lighter side but don't let that lure you into thinking that this is another cigar competing for the title of not your father's Connecticut.
Rather, the blend offers a good bit of pepper before beginning a near symphonic journey that weaves creaminess, sweetness, pepper and a number of other supporting flavors together remarkably well. The technical performance is on par as well, making for a truly special cigar that somehow comes with a fairly reasonable price tag. A very enjoyable cigar that performs well now and shows the potential to further develop with time."
- Patrick Lagreid
Halfwheel.com, Rated 92/100