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.
Size: Solara 5×58
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.
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.