Written by wubayou

Monday, 28 April 2014

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gurkhagurkha genghis khan
nat shermannat sherman host selection hampton

Another Monday, another pair of cigar reviews on  Today we’ll take a look at the Gurkha Genghis Khan and the Nat Sherman Host Selection.

Gurkha Genghis Khan

Some call Gurkha the “Rolls Royce of Cigars.”  While many will undoubtedly disagree with that notion, I can personally say that the brand puts out some solid smokes, and I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying several of them over time.  The Genghis Khan is a big stick that comes in a very attractive large chest that would make a great collector’s item for any cigar fan.  I didn’t dish out the cash for such a chest, but I did manage to get my hand on a single Genghis Khan that I’ll be sampling for this review.  Now let’s get down to the details, shall we?

I wasn’t lying when I said that the Genghis Khan was a big stick, as it measures in at 7 ½ x 54.  It’s the only size in the line.  The cigar starts off with a filler of Honduran tobacco.  Next comes a rare Cameroon binder, and a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper that’s been aged six years completes the composition.  While it may look big and bold, the Genghis Khan is said to be a smooth cigar that is medium-bodied in strength.

Gurkha is known for making attractive cigars with snazzy wrappers, and the Genghis Khan is no exception.  I first notice its large and impressive size, and then my eyes are drawn to the reddish/orange band with brass accents.  It displays the Genghis Khan moniker as well as the Gurkha name.  The cigar’s wrapper is dark brown in color and sports plenty of oil on the surface.  Only a few very minor veins are visible and the cigar feels firm to the touch.  I detect zero soft spots or imperfections.  Before lighting there’s a sweet aroma, while the cold taste is earthy and a tad spicy.

After lighting the Genghis Khan with my torch lighter, the cigar burns without any major issues to report.  It’s a slow burning cigar with a good draw and plenty of smoke.  The ash is a tad flaky.  No touch-ups or re-lights are needed.  Due to its size, this isn’t the stogie for your commute to work, and it’s not something you want to light up for a quick smoke break either.  In fact, I’d only light it up if you have about two hours to spare, as that’s how long it takes to finish.

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