Illusione Rothchildes is a peculiar release from the fan-favorite boutique brand. Released in 2013, Rothchildes (aka *r*) is rolled in a singular, 4.5" x 50 Rothschild vitola. Why the difference in spelling? Because Illusione ain't industry standard, that's why!
What sets this cigar apart is its insane value, offering easily enjoyable, palate-smacking flavors in a short burst. At roughly $5 per cigar, Illusione Rothchildes is often listed among the best value buys in the industry. This is because this little guy was blended from the ground up for this very purpose. Small cigars are often offshoots of their large-sized siblings -- an afterthought, made in an attempt to capture every dollar on the market. But Illusione Rothchildes was tailor-fit to provide flavor in a small and affordable package.
The blend centers around Nicaraguan Criollo '98 and Corojo '99 leaves in the filler and binder. This is concealed in a rugged Mexican San Andrés wrapper. The finalized blend is medium-plus in body and filled to the brim with flavors of dark fruit, hickory, zesty spices, cocoa, and a unique campfire smokiness.