Monday, December 26, 2011

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Toro Gordo Review

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 15 Toro Gordo - 6 X 60. Wrapper - Dominican Republic Criollo 1998, Binder - Dominican Republic Olor, Filler - Dominican Republic Criollo & Nicaragua. Medium bodied.

Initial lighting taste - Cinnamon and wood.

First third - Spice, leather, citrus and woody notes.

Second third - The spice increases along with the citrus leather and wood.

Last third - Spice, citrus, leather, and woodiness. Nice long finish of spicy citrus and leather.

Construction - nice oily sheen, dark brown wrapper with no major veins. Burn was straight with a gray and black colored ash that was solid and held on. Draw was very good allowing plenty of smoke.

Another very good cigar from Gurkha that was complex and balanced. Flavors were very well pronounced and lasted long on the palette. The woodiness remained throughout the entire cigar instead of fading out in the first third as many other cigars do. I have been very impressed with the latest releases coming out of Gurkha and 2012 promises to bring more interesting cigars from them. MSRP is $10.00 for this vitola. If you are a fan of tangy, spicy leather with continued woodiness, than I definitely recommend this cigar for you.

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