Selecting and blending rare tobaccos is a grueling process, a skill desired by many and perfected by few. A true master of such tobaccos is K. Hansotia of Gurkha Cigars. His appetite for crafting the most interesting cigars in the world is not easily satisfied, as he continually produces distinctive small-batch blends. Case in point: the Gurkha Elegance.
Utilizing an extremely rare 7-year Connecticut wrapper, the Elegance is limited to a mere 800 boxes per year. Now that’s what I call boutique my friend. This near flawless wrapper houses a balanced core teeming with Dominican long-fillers and Connecticut binder. But don’t judge this book by its cover, as this seemingly mild creation delivers a well-rounded medium-bodied bouquet of buttery smooth nuances, highlighted by a creamy finish. From time to time expect a dash of spice to enter the fray, perfectly accentuating the intoxicatingly smooth blend. Highly enjoyable and smooth down to the nub, the Elegance is an ultra-rare indulgence worth partaking in.
I got this cigar and a sampler pack for Christmas. Gurkha has always been one of my most favorite cigars. This particular cigar was very creamy and had lots of spice which I enjoyed very much and had never experienced in a cigar before. I used to rate the Beast as my favorite now it has competition
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5 out of 5
One of my all time favorates.
Dec 02, 2015
So far, this continues to be my favorite Gurkha cigar. At my age I can now only enjoy the mild to medium bodied cigars and this one is perfect. In fact this is one of my top five cigars of any brands. Equal to many of the Havana cigars I smoked prior to 1959. Good taste, long lasting. A real finger burner.