Illusione Epernay Le Petite Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 7, 2011
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Illusione Epernay Le Petite Cigar Review

This 4.5×44 sungrown stick offers a dark brown satin wrapper with slight tooth and oil sheen, very firm construction, a triple cap, small veins, tight seams and a very mild chocolate aroma. First light reveals an almost effortless draw, plenty of thick rich smoke output with mild-medium flavors of a very smooth oily and slick slightly sweet dry tobacco taste and a short clean finish. The first third brings up the strength a good bit pushing full, with flavors just going to a very parched, dry tobacco with a long finish. 25 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point, a creamy coffee starts to build while the body ramps up to join the strength level at medium-full, also growing the finish and adding a bit of pepper zing. Ending at 35 minutes to the warm nub, the last bit showed no further transitions. Thank you again to our fan HappyTaro for providing this for review!

  • skipper2101

    Interesting musical selection.

  • HappyTaro

    Glad this one didn’t have issues 🙂 This is one of my favorite quick stix

    As always, thanks for your informative reviews! Love this site!

  • omies

    I’m a big fan of the Illusione line and I think the Epernay has led the way… Hope Don G keeps up the quality work!

  • Haggis

    I agree. Don G has a winner with the Epernay line. I think they’re refined and elegant cigars. Some fellow BTOL think they get too hot and harsh at the end (last 1.5-2″), but I have not had that experience.

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    You look exhausted in this vid. I’m waiting on a 5 pack of the La Elegance in the mail. I haven’t had this stick in over a year but I remember enjoying the nice black tea like sweetness on the finish and I remember it being very floral.

  • BCamara

    I hear a lot of good things about this cigar, which is why I’ll give it another shot. The 1st one I picked up at a local B&M and I smoked it right away. The damn thing tasted like an ashtray and regret. I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt and hoping it was a dud. I’ve had the 88 and it was awesome. Next time I think I’ll let it rest in the humi before lighting it up. I noticed it was very close to the B&M’s humidification system so maybe that had something to do with it.

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