Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 152 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$10.00/each
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I bought the Gurkha Grand Reserve Robusto on a whim and didn't research it until after the purchase. After looking into it a bit, I found that it was combined with Luis XIII Cognac. I really didn't know what to expect from it, and was I surprised.
A lovely chocolate cigar, reminiscent of the color of a fine cappuccino. Looks like a winner.
This smoke had a good even burn from tip to ring. It was tight, but not too tight and you got a good plume of smoke every time, even early on. Good job!
As I stated before, I really didn't know what to expect of this one. The first third really blew my mind. This was an incredible mixture of the cognac flavor and a smooth sweetness. The second third stayed along those same lines, yet I began to detect just a slight hint of pepper. The final third was where the spice started to really kick in. A little much for my own palate, but It was still enjoyable.
A good investment, particularly if you are a fan of a good cognac.
Overall Rating :
The inital taste and the lingering flavor upon my lips made this a highly enjoyable cigar. I would suggest that if you are fond of the pepper in the last third, that you try it with a good smooth carbonated drink of some sort, perhaps a nice champagne. It really accents the intensity.