The Label Factor:
The first thing I think of when looking at the Illusione Rothchildes is the striking stylistic similarity to the Herrera Esteli. The gold border and block text look great against the Mexican San Andrés wrapper. Having both a contemporary and classic vibe, the Rothchildes is an attractive stick.
What We Liked:
After lighting, the initial blast of flavors is fantastic. Rich, deep notes of chocolate are front and center while the background is filled with earth and sweet tobacco. There is a faint hint of pepper throughout the short smoke, but it’s never more than a minor note in the chord. Don’t expect a whole lot of flavor shifts, but do expect the flavor profile to move from medium to medium-full by the end of the stick.
Since its announcement, the Illusione Rothchildes has been on my radar. I’m always looking for a short smoke at an affordable price, so when a brand with the prestige of Illusione releases a 4.5 x 50 cigar with an MSRP of $3.99; it gets my attention. After a quick calculation, I’ve determined that the price per flavor here is exceptional.
What We Didn’t Like:
You may need to do some soul searching if you find a lot to dislike here. At four bucks, you get great flavors and solid construction. Sure, you don’t get a bunch of flavor shifts in different sections, and it may not be the most diverse smoke, but it’s delicious and quick, and have I mentioned that it only costs four dollars?! Unless you don’t like the flavor profile described above, there’s a lot to love.
Should You Try/Buy It:
I’m not sure how much more praise I can heap upon the Illusione, other than to say I want to marry it and make sweet Rothchildren. This is the absolute best deal in the cigar industry I’ve run across. If you know of a better value for $3.99, please let me know. Go to your local B&M, buy it online, do whatever you gotta do, but try the Illusione Rothchildes ASAP.
Interested in trying the Illusione Rothchildes? You can purchase them here.