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Our Review of the New Illusione Garagiste

New Illusione Gargiste:

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 50
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: TABSA
  • Blender: Dion Giolito
  • Release Date: July 2016

The Garagiste is one of the newest blends added to Illusione’s already extensive portfolio. The term “Garagiste” is in reference to a small group of renegade winemakers in Bordeaux who produce “garage wines”. The Garagiste is the first blend to come from Illusione to features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The rest of the blend is composed of Viso Corojo and Viso Criollo Aganorsa Nicaraguan tobacco. Created at the Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A (TABSA) factory in Nicaragua, the Garagiste comes in four sizes:

the robusto (5 x 50),

the short robusto (4 1/8 x 48),

the toro (6 x 52),

the gordo (6 x 56).

Each come packaged in boxes of 20.

The cigar provides a ton of complex, yet balanced flavors with a flawless burn. The cigar never got too strong, and neither did the body become overpowering for me while the complex flavors kept me on my toes from start to finish. This cigar is beautifully blended with wonderful notes of  dark chocolate and earth combination, followed by flavors of nuts, oak, leather and earth. Towards the end I could taste a little bit of cinnamon and coffee undertone.

Needless to say this cigar is going to be a favorite of many veteran cigar smokers and a huge hit of novice smokers as well. Pick yours up today by clicking here!

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