Gurkha Grand Reserve 'Natural' Robusto
Gurkha Grand Reserve premium cigars offer convincing testimony to Gurkha's reputation for premium cigar excellence. This outstanding blend offers a smooth, mild to medium-body smoke with mellow flavors that are easy on the palate. The longfillers and binders consist of choice tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic's fertile Cibao valley, and are capped in U.S. Connecticut Shade wrappers. NOTE: These cigars are not presented in glass tubes.
Loosely packed, with a very mild body, and not much flavor at all, other than some sweetness lingering from the infused wrapper, and very faint nutty notes from the filler. Better than the Natural Elixir, I ll give you that, but this doesn t mean much. Can t believe how much these sticks sell for. I may have been wrong to smoke it at the end of the day, but still, it s a very weak cigar that s most probably targeted either at occasional smokers or at cigarette smokers. Granted, mine didn t come in a glass tube, but if that s more important than the actual tobacco then... well, no thanks .
Relatively loosely packed, yet holding together well, and burning cool. Burnt somewhat unevenly, canoeing. Less creamy and more nutty than the Regent. I also got some rather distinctive ammonia notes. Went well with a basic 1er Cru Cognac. Need to revisit, but I prefer the Regent for now, in spite of the flimsy wrapper. This was not the tube-encased stick