When it comes to blending, construction, and aesthetics, Dion Giolito, creator of the Illusione brand, is one of the most highly-respected figures in the cigar industry. The Cruzado line is his slightly-milder offering, and is made exclusively with Criollo 98 and Corojo 2006 fillers. This all-Nicaraguan blend produces a medium-bodied, spicy smoke with notes of leather, coffee, and red pepper. As you would expect from any smoke with Giolitos name on it, the construction is absolutely flawless and provides a neat, even burn and a cool, generous draw. Try some of these hard-to-find stogies today and discover for yourself why they earned numerous 90-and-above ratings from Cigar Aficionado!