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Quick Smoke: Illusione Cigares Privé 660 Corojo

11 Dec 2016

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

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A blend previously only available as a store exclusive, Cigares Privé was added as a full-production line by Illusione shortly before the IPCPR Trade Show earlier this year. The blend is listed simply as having a Corojo wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler, and I’m smoking the gordo size (6 x 60). (There is also a Mexican Maduro wrapper version, and both come in a gordo, plus a pressed toro and a robusto.) After some initial sourness, the cigar settles into a woody, bready profile with light spice and nice medium-bodied balance. This is another winner from Illusione and I particularly look forward to trying it in a more traditional vitola.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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