Illusione Epernay Le Tareau was meant to be a sweeter version of the original Illusione cigar by Dion Giolito. Illusione Epernay cigars are made with a light, shade grown Corojo '99 wrapper from Nicaragua. The name Epernay is that of a Champagne town in France, and the association with Champagne is meant to evoque the fruitiness and sweet character of the cigar. Illusione Epernay Le Tareau earned the No. 3 spot on Cigar Aficionado's Best Cigars of the Year 2011.