Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

User Rating: / 3

gurkhagurkha park avenue churchill
perdomoperdomo esv 1991 regente

In terms of flavor, the Park Avenue is just okay. It's not a very complex cigar, but what is there is enjoyable. It begins with some cedar, and the first third is finished up with notes of leather. About halfway through, nuts become dominant. A bit of pepper kicks in with the final third. The cigar does seem to build in strength over time, but it never passes the medium-bodied threshold.

The Park Avenue from Gurkha is not bad at all. It's also not outstanding, and is not one of Gurkha's best. Then again, I didn't expect it to be considering its price. As stated earlier, the Park Avenue is very affordable, unlike many other Gurkha lines. A box of 20 goes for around $60. At $3 a pop, you have a pretty decent value on your hands. Singles sell for just under $5. The Park Avenue is a looker, offers a solid burn, and has decent flavor. Other than that, there's nothing in particular that stands out about the cigar. Anybody looking for a mild cigar might want to give it a shot, including beginning smokers. You may want to pick up a box for the occasional morning smoke, or if you want something to puff on while mowing the lawn or playing poker with friends. On its own, the cigar may underwhelm you, but it's not bad to have a box around if you want to share an impressive looking Gurkha with your friends.

The Gurkha Park Avenue Churchill earns a decent rating of three out of four stars.

Perdomo ESV 1991 Regente


The Estate Seleccion Vintage (ESV) 1991 was released by Perdomo in 2008. The line is considered to be one of the best from Perdomo thanks to its aged tobaccos.

The ESV 1991 Regente is a Robusto that measures 5 x 54. Some other sizes from the line include the 4 ¼ x 52 Phantom, the 5 x 44 Imperio, the 6 ½ x 54 Prestigio, and the 7 x 54 Aristocrata. The tobaccos used to make the ESV 1991 are aged from that year. The filler and binder are Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobacco that was grown in the nation's fertile tobacco growing region of Esteli. The wrapper is Connecticut Shade. In addition to the ESV 1991's Natural version, the line also comes in a Maduro version. We will discuss the Natural Connecticut Shade cigar in this review. Strength-wise, the ESV 1991 is said to be medium-bodied.

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