|Shapes||Churchill, Gordo, Perfecto|
|Wrapper||Criollo '98, Dominican|
Some things get better with age.
You’ve heard the shtick before. Gurkha cigars are great because of X, Y and sometimes even Z. The Cellar Reserve, however, represents an amazing chapter in the Gurkha line, truly capturing the essence of the company’s roots. Using exceedingly rare tobaccos, the Cellar Reserve is one of the most complex and unique cigars to bear the Gurkha name.
The Gurkha Cellar Reserve is truly a horse of a different color. Elegantly blended using 15-year old Dominican long fillers and hugged by an oily and stunning 15-year old Criollo 98’ wrapper, the Cellar Reseve epitomizes vintage tobacco blending. Never rushing the hands of time, Gurkha's master blenders spent countless hours creating and perfecting this elusive and satisfying blend, and it shows. Upon lighting, the Cellar Reserve immediately asserts a rich and smooth bouquet beautifully displaying the tobaccos at hand. Pay close attention, as this treat subtlety delivers uber-complex flavors behind a slow and methodical burn. Puff after puff reveals unbelievably smooth flavors of oak, earth, and leather backed by a medium to full body. The experience is a nothing short of epic as each draw keeps you in suspense of what’s ahead. Packaged in attractive wine-style crates, the Cellar Reserve looks the part of a finely aged spirits, and rightfully so.
Great news! Gurkha Cellar Reserve earned a well-deserved 90-rating, noting: "Dark and girthy with a gleaming wrapper, this large cigar strikes a balance of cocoa bean flavors, woody notes and a leathery tasting finish."