Archive for July 9, 2012

Gurkha Grand Envoy

Posted in Cigar Reviews on July 9, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Dominican, Honduran

Filler: Dominican, Honduran

Size: 5×56

Pre Light

The wrapper on this Gurkha is very pleasing to the eye with its chocolate brown shade and almost dripping oil sheen.  I couldn’t find much info on this cigar on the web so I hope the above information is correct.  The wrapper has that barnyard smell to it with a sweetness off the foot.  After snipping the cap with a straight cut the flow of air is just right through it.  Off the cold draw I’m picking up notes of cocoa and spice.

1st Third

Kicking off with some spice and that cocoa flavor I was getting on the cold draw.  The ash has been a little flakey around the edges but has stayed relatively straight throughout.

2nd Third

Picking up in the middle I am starting to get notes of coffee and earth to go along with the cocoa flavor. The pepper has fallen off my radar.  The ash is still a little messy but is still straight.  I haven’t needed any touch ups or relights and that’s always a plus.

Final Third

Wrapping up this cigar the flavors in the final portion stayed about the same except for the pepper showing back up right towards the end.

Overall

I enjoyed the flavors in this Gurkha.  They weren’t all that complex but still were enjoyable.  The construction was solid which to me always adds to the experience.  I wasn’t wowed by this cigar but still enjoyed it.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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