The Gurkha Royal Challenge speaks for itself.
Some reviews will tell you that the label takes up half of the cigar. I smoked a Churchill, so this wasn’t exactly true, but let’s just say they definitely don’t spare any expense in packaging… It’s shiny, elaborate, and perhaps a bit gawdy. I love it.
This is a delicious mild to medium bodied cigar. The flavor profile includes nutty, sweet notes, with a hint of citrus and musk. Yum!
It’s mild body contrasts it to most other cigars from Gurkha–Which tend to be medium/full bodied, as demonstrated by the well known “Gurkha Ghost” line that features a dark (almost black) Brazilian wrapper.
I’d like to think my palate is changing as I continue through The Cave Downtown humidor. But I more often than not enjoy mild to medium cigars with lots of complex flavor the best. This one fits right in, and i’m actually a bit hooked on it.
Now that I think about it, I should have skipped the blog and smoked them all myself…