Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gurkha "Seduction" Toro Review

Gurkha "Seduction" Toro - 6 X 55. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano, Binder - Dominican Olor, Filler - Columbian Corojo. Medium - full bodied.

Initial lighting taste - Dry woodiness and spice.

First third - Spice, Earthiness, cocoa and wood notes.

Second third - Spice continues but now a citrus and raisin flavor emerges along with the Earthiness and cocoa.

Last third - More of the same - Spicy citrus, raisin, Earth and cocoa. Long wonderful finish of spicy Earth and cocoa that coats the palate.

Construction - Good looking, smooth textured dark-brown wrapper. Nice oily sheen without any major veins. Burn was straight with a black and gray colored solid ash that held on. Draw was perfect with just the right amount of smoke produced.

A wonderful cigar with excellent complexity and smooth balance. I really liked the citrus raisin and cocoa flavors balanced with the spice and Earthiness. I would have to put this cigar as my all time favorite of the Gurkha lines just ahead of the Evil and Regent - in that order. MSRP is a very good $7.60 for this vitola which makes it a reasonably priced cigar to smoke often. Definite two thumbs up.

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