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This was hands down the smoothest cigar I have ever smoked. It was deliciously mild and tasted of butter and unsalted cashews. Occasionally, there would be a delightful hint of cream as well that kept the palate engaged with the cigar down to the nub.
Just finished my first Gurkha Elegance and honestly I was impressed. I had it sit in the humidor for about 2 months before I smoked it. I'm glad I did it was mild without any hints of medium but the flavor was good and creamy. I smoked mine with a buddy who doesn't smoke often but he enjoyed it as well. He took a long time between puffs and his didn't burn even at all. I kept chugging away on mine and it burned razor sharp for a good 90 mins. It is not my everyday cigar but if you are looking for something mild yet tasty this should fit the bill.
I would say it's a mild smoke. Almost at the end it tends to get a little spicy. There is a lot of smoke from the start to the end. It's an ok smoke all the way. 7/10 in my list trying to be fair.
I have had a couple of these in samplers and they are ever bit as good as the other reviewers say they are. They last fairly long and have a definite creamy aroma throughout the smoke. My only small critique is that the balance of spice towards the end of the stick is not as even and toned as I would expect for such a premium stick. It's not harsh, so much as it was from almost nothing to "bam!" spicy...the wrapper stays strong to the end, as something as rare as this wrapper should. I will continue to get them in samplers and grab bags when I can, as I don't feel it is worth $14 a stick but I like that the quality makes them want to sell it at that price...
I got this cigar in a Gurkha Grab Bag.... Let me say, this cigar was worth every penny for the cost of that grab bag deaL. EXCELLENT Cigar. I would recommend it to anyone. I am a Gurkha fan but this one just hit the spot.
As with the other Gurkha cigars ive had from CI, I found the elegance to be overly dry and the wrappers had imperfections that I havent seen in other top shelf cigars. Tasted the same as the symphony that i had, bitter and bland. Another disappointment from CI's Gurkha line-up.
Gurkha Elegance Churchill is a mild to medium bodied cigar. Dominant flavors was of cream vanilla molass n tobacco. Finish was semi long which left a nutty cream flavor on your palette. Construction was good with good burn n plenty of smoke output. Overall I rate a 92
The Elegance Churchill is part of the Gurkha Mild & Mellow Sampler II which seems a great value even at its standard price. All in all this is a very nice relaxing smoke with solid construction, an easy draw and good flavor. It's slow burning, if a bit uneven at times, with a white flaky ash. Leans more toward mild than mild-medium in my opinion, and is VERY smooth with just a slight pepper burn toward the nub. Perhaps because of its mellower Dominican filler, I prefer Elegance over the Symphony (Nic filler), but after just one cigar I'm not yet convinced that it's worth its usual 5-pack or box price. It's definitely one to grab when on special if you like a smooth, mild but flavorful Connecticut without a strong aftertaste. I'm anxious to smoke the last two after a bit more aging, along with the other three blends in the sampler. Please keep up these great deals on premium cigars, CI!