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Gurkha Cellar Reserve Edicion Especial

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I was able to pick up this Reserve Edicion Especial at the Gurkha booth during IPCPR 2014. Upon entering the display we were met by a very friendly sales representative who showed us all of the new blends coming out, and even offered us a cigar to smoke while we looked around. The Gurkha display was huge, one of the largest at the show, not surprising considering their multitude of offerings. We were even treated to a special showing of the new Xtreme cigar and a prototype of the box.

Brand: Gurkha

Wrapper: Corojo 

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Strength: Medium

Size: Solara 5×58

Price: $12.20

The Cellar Reserve line has built a highly regarded reputation since its introduction in 2012. This cigar caught my eye not only because of the elegant copper and gold band, but also because of the name. I wanted to review this cigar as soon as I laid eyes on it. This new release will come in four sizes, each limited to 1,000 boxes of 20. The corojo wrapper is a beautiful, smooth medium brown color. The filler is 18 year aged Dominican tobacco. The aroma is very earthy with just a bit of spice.

Gurkha Box

First puffs– The first few puffs are earthy with some sweet cinnamon spice. The draw is excellent with a ton of smoke production.
First third– The earthy profile is great with tastes of leather and cedar. About half way into this first third a stronger black pepper flavor is lingering on the back of my tongue. The cigar is burning a little uneven at this point.
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Second third–  The cedar is now mixing in more with the black pepper. The Reserve Edicion Especial is now starting to burn evenly and I am really enjoying it so far. Smoke production is heavy with every puff.
Gurkha nub
Final third– The profile is staying very consistent with cedar and black pepper. Toward the nub I picked up some faint tastes of cinnamon. The draw is perfect throughout, the signature of a well-crafted premium cigar.

I am not exaggerating when I say this is the best built cigar I have ever held in my hand. The craftsmanship that went into constructing this is obvious, and it makes you want to enjoy it even more.  This Reserve Edicion Especial is a perfect medium bodied blend with full flavors that never over powers your palate. I smoked this masterpiece in just over an hour. Do yourself a favor and find this cigar when it is released in mid-August, you will not be disappointed.​

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