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Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

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Article Index
1. A Tale of Two Gurkhas
2. The Burn
3. Appearance

Hello everyone! Today we will take a look at two offerings from the flamboyant manufacturer and self-proclaimed Rolls Royce of the cigar world, Gurkha.  Gurkha usually presents its fans with interesting blends and even more interesting packaging, and such is the case with the following two cigars we will review: the Class Regent Nepalese Warrior and the Grand Master Dos Capas.

 

Gurkha Class Regent Nepalese Warrior

The Gurkha Class Regent has achieved rave reviews in the past.  It has received enough praise to catapult it into the ranks of many top Cuban cigars and has even outscored the highly revered Fuentes Opus X.  So, with so much success, shouldn’t the term “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” come into play?  One would think so, but such is not the case here.  Kiazad Hansotia of Gurkha Cigars and Carlos Torano of the storied Torano Cigar family decided to tinker around with the highly successful blend to produce the Nepalese Warrior.  This medium-bodied cigar is handmade by the Torano family at their factory in Honduras and has the essential elements that made the Class Regent so popular, but with an added kick to make it stand on its own. 

The Class Regent Nepalese Warrior is a toro that measures 6x52 in size.  It has the same filler as the original Class Regent in the form of a blend of aged Cuban Ligero and Dominican Piloto leaves.  The Indonesian leaf binder remains the same as well.  What makes the Nepalese Warrior different from the traditional Class Regent is its dark and leathery Cameroon wrapper.

As with most Gurkha cigars, the Class Regent Nepalese Warrior is very attractive.  Its decoration is very eye-catching, as usual.  The main band near the head is quite large, and bears the Gurkha name in large font along with the company logo of man from India.  A rich combination of gold, black, green and red colors makes the art really stand out.  Just below is a smaller, red band that has Nepalese Warrior written in an attractive font.  The actual cigar itself is box-pressed and the chocolate-brown wrapper has just a bit of oiliness to it.  There are a few veins throughout the body, but it is mostly smooth and well packed.  Prior to lighting, the cigar has a bit of a fruity taste, almost like blueberry, and it has an earthy scent.

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