Gurkha Legend is back in vintage form and it's better than ever.
Legend - a bold statement. A statement few brands can stand behind. However, this statement is one Gurkha both embraces and exemplifies to the fullest degree.
In 2008, the 90-rated Gurkha ‘8-Year Aged’ Legend was taken from the market due to a shortage in tobacco leaves. The rare, uber-expensive tobaccos used to create this delicious morsel were used up, much to the disappointment of countless enthusiasts. However, Gurkha has launched a new breed of Gurkha Legend using a choice Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper cultivated in 2001. This marks the rebirth of Gurkha’s highly perceived Legend, and it’s called Vintage 2001.
Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 is a savory morsel dressed in a dark, triple-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This rich, chewy leaf cultivated in 2001 conceals a bold blend of extensively aged Cuban-seed long-fillers grown in the Dominican's famed Cibao Valley. After extensive post-roll aging, each Gurkha Legend releases gobs of rich, satisfying flavors. A buttery-smooth bouquet sits heavy on the palate yielding a rich creaminess throughout; a creaminess complemented by notes of dark chocolate, leather, and black espresso bean. The finish is long and memorable, yielding peppery-sweet nuances after each puff. Medium to full in body and complex to the core, Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 is truly a work of cigar-making art.
Then, there’s the Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 Aniversario. A beautiful creation using only the blend’s finest, highest-grade tobaccos and crafting them into a gorgeous Double Perfecto shape. Magnificent, and extremely tasty to say the least.
“Wow! What a fantastic cigar. I let these cool in my humi for a couple weeks before trying one a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I was a bit concerned because it took a good 5 minutes of hard pulling before it really started to smoke. Afterwards it was obnoxiously smooth, lots of flavor with just a kick of spice at the end. My only complaint is that the burn was not so even, hopefully they won't all be like that. Currently I'd rate it about an 87.”
CC of Alexandria, VA
“Just smoked my first Gurkha Legend Vintage '01 this Friday and I was not disappointed. I am glad I have 6 more of these bad boys in my humidor.”