Ninja is the latest in full-flavored creations by Kaizad Hansotia under the prestigious Gurkha label. This feisty new handmade hails from the Dominican Republic and combines a thick and oily Brazilian wrapper with aged, Cuban-seed Dominican long-fillers. Each of the five savory sizes is medium in body but layered with flavor, dishing out rich and satisfying nuances with every last puff. Notes of coffee and earth are complemented by a chewy sweetness on the finish, while the cigar remains balanced and smooth down to the nub.
Gurkha Ninja received a well deserved 91-point rating, noting: "Dark and oily with a sweet bouquet coming from the unlit foot. The cigar burns a bit unevenly, though draws well, showing coffee bean notes, nutty flavors, and an underlying sweetness."
the cigar as far as its smoke and flavor is great. I enjoyed the cigar and it had a very unique taste. However, I bought a box of 20 and over half of the cigars contained in that box were cigars with cracked and broken wrappers or even holes, so the cigar would fall apart as you smoked it. I even kept it in a humidor with the proper humidity levels, but still I would open a package and find a crack running down the side of the cigar as if someone had bent the cigar before they placed it in the box. And then of course as I smoke it, the cigar expands and the wrapper begins to separate from the cigar. This of course ruins any cigar no matter how good the actual smoke is. Because of this, I did not enjoy my box of Nonjas and would not recommend purchasing one unless you can inspect it before you buy it.