Basic Information: Gurkha Master Select
Manufacturer – Gurkha Cigars
Size – Toro
Wrapper – Habano
Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Honduras, Nicaragua
Pricing – $4.10
Body – Medium +
This Gurkha Master Select is a box pressed stick with a light brown color sand paper like feeling to the wrapper. There are a few veins and invisible seams.
Aroma – Sweet Nuts
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Sweet Nuts and Damp Cedar
First Third – Salted nuts and coffee notes lead this off with that saltiness really lingering on the palate through the finish. A subtle spice kicks in here as well. This gets a nice blast of creamy chocolate a few minutes in followed by a smoked woody note. The burn is wavy and ash holds through the third.
Second Third – Creamy chocolate and salted nuts are the main notes here followed by a nice baking spice finish. The burn is sharp and ash fell at the halfway point.
Final Third – Salted nuts, chocolate, cedar and spice continue here with a leather like component mixing with the spice on the finish. The burn remains sharp
Wine – Col Solare
Scotch – Johnnie Walker Double Black
This Gurkha Master Select is a nice consistent smoke with just enough complexity to make the experience enjoyable. One of the better Gurkhas I have had in a while and would recommend for the 4 dollar price point as a buy.
Cigar Aficionado – 88pts.
About Gurkha Cigars – https://www.gurkhacigars.com
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