Kaizad Hansotia has been hard at work on new cigar lines for Gurkha. He has struck cigar gold with a Nicaraguan puro, The Gurkha Ancient Reserve. The cigar features tobacco aged for 12 years, which gives the Ancient Reserve a refined smoothness. The Gurkha Ancient Reserve is available in 4 sizes: Churchill, Torpedo, Toro and Robusto -- each size hosts its own special characteristics, but remains an intense flavor experience with harmonious balance.
A medium to full bodied experience delivers hints of fruits, spices and an aroma with prominent notes of sweet cinnamon and cocoa. Even the lingering finish, cakes the palate with meaty and woody tones that are around for the entire length of the cigar. 12 years of age has done wonders for the Gurkha Ancient Reserve and it will only continue to get better with age.
Jeff Hoff, 27th May 2013
Reviewer: Jeff Hoff
This burned even. Nice mild smoke never got got. Rate this a 86. A very good smoke and would recommend this as a good buy.