One of the best cigars from 2021, the Cruzado robusto from Illusione
Few boutique brands have a resume quite as impressive as Illusione’s. Its portfolio boasts an assortment of 25 appearances, a bunch of ratings of 90 or higher, plus a legion of devout fans who make it difficult to keep Illusione’s cigars in stock.
Cruzado by Illusione is a prime example of this brand’s commitment to flavor, which is in a class of its own. Criollo ‘98 and Corojo ‘99 long-fillers are blended and wrapped with a rich Corojo Rosado wrapper. A solid medium to full-bodied cigar with hints of leather, coffee, oak, and a slight spice make this cigar one of the most complex in Illusione’s portfolio. In order to fully understand just how good this cigar is, you need to try them – so do yourself a favor and order a box.
Illusione Cruzado has received a well-deserved 91-rating noting: "A dark cigar with a blunted belicoso tip. It has plenty of toasty, woody flavors and a salty character, balanced by an underlying hickory-smoked sweetness."