Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 Cigars
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Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001

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.
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Toro (6.5"x56)
Pack of 15In Stock$300.00
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Toro (6.5"x56)
Pack of 10In Stock$200.00
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Toro (6.5"x56)
Pack of 5In Stock$100.00
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Overall Rating4.25 out of 5 Based on 40 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001”

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5 out of 5
2001 Was a Good Year
Got mine in a Gurkha 90+ rated sampler. Torpedoes. Loved it from the first draw. Great medium body flavor, smooth with excellent construction and a great draw and burn. I will definitely be adding these to my Gurkha top ten.
5 out of 5
Can’t go wrong with Gurkha
This cigar was awesome... thanks C.I for great deals and lighting fast delivery. Very happy.
4 out of 5
Mild smoke slow burn nice for a by the fire cigar
5 out of 5
must try
very smooth, a good smoke.
5 out of 5
Love this stick
Love this stick
5 out of 5
Good stick
Got this in a sampler....great smoke...good draw....burns nice...did not have to reliit....medium strength....will buy it again
5 out of 5
Love CI
I havr bren a CI customer for several years and will continue with them because of the prices and freshness of the cigars .
5 out of 5
Great cigar
Great cigar
4 out of 5
Nice anytime Stick from Gurkha..
Good mild to medium Smoke.. Smooth with a hint of nuts and spices. Well worth the funds if you're getting them at a decent price.. I could smoke another : -)
5 out of 5
great Cigar
One of Gurkha's best for the money.
1 out of 5
Gurkha vintage 2001
Very uneven burn, disappointed by this gurkha stick.
5 out of 5
Great Price for great cigars
Love the deal for these wonderful gurkhas. Cigars International is the go to place for cigars online!
5 out of 5
Fantastic cigar.
This is amazing cigar I really enjoyed this one. Another fantastic cigar from Gurkha. Would buy again.
5 out of 5
Nice Smoke Great Deal
It’s a Nice Smoke but usually out of my price range. So had to Jump on this Great CI Deal and Well Worth it!!! Chez, Long Island, NY
5 out of 5
Great smoke!Make sure you have enough time when you smoke these baby’s
5 out of 5
You won't be disappointed!
Great cigar! Medium bodied. Creamy buttery taste with hints of white pepper. Remains medium throughout. One of the best gurkhas that I've had. Wonderful smoke!
5 out of 5
Delightful puff
Mild-medium with a good dose of cocoa great aroma and aftertaste. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Gurkha Vintage 2001
A really good smoke from start to finish.
3 out of 5
strong, gotta punch
decent all purpose smoke in my mind. Smoky, and sometimes a little overpowering. Pretty robust and peppery. I've had other Gurkhas I'd rate higher, but I didn't hate this one.
4 out of 5
Gratifying Gurkhas!
I'm a novice cigar smoker, about 3mos, but I'm so glad my first purchase was with CI. Among my early favorites are Gurkhas, Cohibas, and CI Legends.
5 out of 5
Good Cigar
I enjoyed these smokes and they were a good price. A win win situation. Thanks.
3 out of 5
notbad for that prics
5 out of 5
Very Pleased
From the time I placed the order to the time I pssita, thoroughly pleased.
5 out of 5
What is this
I received this in the mail, looked at it, kind of shrugged my shoulders and was kind of curious what this was. After I lit this up, it is an excellent smoke.
5 out of 5
Great smokes
Will order again
5 out of 5
Good Value
Good Value for the money, Good Cigars, a little hard draw but overall good product
5 out of 5
Nice smoke
Nice smoke
1 out of 5
I'm not a Gurkha fan they have a funny taste and don't burn very well!
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Nice cigar quick delivery reasonable price
1 out of 5
gurkha legend vintage 2001 toro
Very disappointed. Burned unevenly, more smoke than flavor
4 out of 5
Good smoke
This cigar has a robust dark tobacco flavor that is nice and stout all the way thru. Burns well. The aroma and taste are great! I'll buy these again!
4 out of 5
Tastes good but has some
Tastes good but has some burn issues.
4 out of 5
Good smoke
Good creamy smoke. Nice flavor, burns good.
3 out of 5
Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 Toro
Tasted good but burned a little unevenly. Wrapper had a little tendency to come off.
5 out of 5
Very smooth cigar. Burns nice. Good golfing cigar.
4 out of 5
Not a bad cigar.
Before I write my review I have a concern. This is my fourth or fifth review and none have reached the website or your magazine and no thank you or reason why. I have checked the website and the last reviews was from spring of this year. It's fall and how many reviews like mine go into file 13. The Gurkha Vintage 2001 was not a bad medium cigar. Had a few burn issues ( uneven burn towards one side) but other than that enjoyed the smoke. Lots of smoke, easy draw, and medium flavor. As with all mail order cigars thirty days or more in the Humidore improves the cigars over all quality.
5 out of 5
Nice even Smoke!
Well made cigar. The flavors are blended well. The cigar matures through the middle, but at the end when it heats up it, the flavors are over ridden by the heat. I truly enjoyed this cigar. I guess that's why I bought more than one.
5 out of 5
Extremely Good Smoke
a very good smoke ! I have not had a bad Gurkha so far...and I have smoked at least 5 different ones in the last 10 days
1 out of 5
BAD cigar, will never smoke these again!
I got five of these in a mega-sampler, sat in the humidor for over a month....terrible, dried out cigars. The wrappers immediately started unraveling when I cut the end off the cigar, on one it came completely off before I lit the cigar. I will never order another Gurkha cigar even in a sampler, a complete waste! Not sure if CI was clearing out the warehouse, but these were BAD.
5 out of 5
All I can say is YUMMY!!! Well, I guess I can say a little more. This cigar came in a Gurkha Brown bag special, so I was hesitant to smoke it, not wanting to be disappointed. So it sat in my humidor for 2 months until the day I decided to light up. WOW from start to finish the flavor was consistent and delicious (chocolate, coffee and a hint of spice), the burn was great, only 1 touch-up need after the first ash. Highly recommend this cigar!
Customer Testimonials
WOW this a wonderful cigar. I had no burn probs or hard draws with this cigar. I must have gotten a well seasoned bundle cause these are GREAT. The taste is mild with no bitterness at all, the ash is nice, volumes of smoke and the aroma is really nice. I've only handed out 1 of these beauties and he was THOROUGHLY impressed as well. Thank you, CI. sarge66.
JR of Fairmount, IL
For me this was a mediocre smoke. The flavor profile is okay, but the burn is bad and it went out very quickly. Not impressed with this Gurkha.
MS of Chicago, IL
Just got done smoking the Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001 in Torpedo a few seconds ago, and I must say that it was not up to the hype. The burn was inconsistant which I believe was due to the very veiny wrapper. The burn was ok until the first ash from there it constantly needed touch-ups. The flavor was very spicy and had a good amount of strength to it. Only one cut was needed to get a good draw.
CM of Woodstock, MD
Just about one of the best smokes I've had from CI... the first one I smoked out of the Plumpin' Premiums III sampler pack that arrived yesterday. Blew through about 4 chapters of my book out on the front porch with this one... and it was special. Great, even burn, and fine flavors. The chocolate and espresso notes were particularly noticeable and pleasing.
Great flavor. But I experience a hard draw and some wrapper issues.
This is a fine cigar; burned even and provided a nice smooth steady smoke throughout the entire length. I would recomend this stick to just about anyone that enjoys a med cigar.
This is a must try. Case closed. I promised one of the squad leaders in my platoon one when they came in, but as soon as I had my first stick I knew I messed up. Hands down one of the best cigars I've ever smoked. At first puff it kicked me to my seat with a rush of flavors and strength that mellowed out as it burned down, about the last 1/3 of the cigar it seemed like the rush was back for a great ending. Definitely set aside a good 45 minutes and smoke it slow, its well worth it
JC of Lockney, TX
Gurkha is hands down my favorite brand. I've had so many Gurkhas in the past but somehow missed out on this one until recently. Had the double perfecto and I must say in my opinion this beats everything I've ever smoked even the centurian. Perfect mixture of slightly sweet tobacco with slight traces of mocha and somewhat nutty at times. Never harsh throughout the burn and didn't have any problems with construction. This one has simply made me a Gurkha man for life.
Simply an incredible cigar. A perfect medium flavor that is not spicy, too mild, or too strong. It burns evenly with a good draw and thick smoke. I found myself taking this one all the way down to the nub without even noticing a change in richness or thickness of the smoke. It's a very fulfilling cigar.
Got a 12 pack of the Anniversary (perfecto). These are my introduction to Gurkha. I've smoked 6 of them so far. The smoke output is tremendous, the flavors are unique. The first couple I smoked put off a sort of kerosene scent at first light, which troubled me. The last few have not had that issue. I am not very patient about letting my sticks sit, so maybe I rushed them a little. My only real complaint is the burn. Maybe it's my humidor, but when I get to the middle of the cigar (remember this is a perfecto) the outer wrapper loosens up, separates from the binder and stops burning. I find myself constantly touching them up. Next Gurkha's I buy will be a different vitola.
WP of Clarkston, GA
These are good cigars. The original Legend (now discontinued) are much better, but these are good too. As with all Gurkhas, don't pay MSRP for them, but when you see them on sale or thrown in as a freebie, jump on them.
DJ of Charlotte, MI
This is one of my favorite cigars! I love the reddish hue, the nubby wrap of the cigar, and the aroma right out of the wrapper. I've never had a complaint smoking this around non-smokers. Also, after a slight rest in the humidor, these light perfectly and have an incredible draw that keeps you mesmerized. Consistency is never an issue, and the taste is truly 'creamy' with a mild to medium profile. Regardless of my lack of words to describe this cigar, it's one of the most unique sticks you'll ever smoke.
DW of Pearl City, HI
This is one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. From the prelight aroma, to the cool draw, construction, burn all textbook and the flavor is out of this world. It is somewhat out of my budget, and I can't smoke it everyday, but I will smoke it as often as I can. I can't get over how awesome this cigar is. Gurkha fan forever.
SW of Karnes City, TX
Right down to the nub on this one! Excellent Excellent flavor! What a finger burner, sharp straight burn never gets hot or bitter.
DM of Murrieta, CA
Bought this cigar during a Joe's Daily Deal and split it with a friend... what a mistake! I should have kept all 10 for myself. A true pleasure to smoke. Chocolate and coffee undertones, tasty wrapper, tons of flavor. I'm sure these won't last long in my humidor. Highly recommended!!!
RH of Lemoyne, PA