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Gurkha Titan Review and the Arturo Fuente Magnum R Review
Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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Moving on to the flavor department, the Gurkha Titan offers a nice variety of flavors to keep me entertained. The cigar begins with a good dose of sweetness, as well as some tobacco and a small dose of pepper. Midway into the second third some stronger pepper shows up, kicking things into full-bodied mode. More sweetness and tobacco is detected, as is earth. The final third is mostly coffee and creaminess, plus the mild pepper enjoyed in the beginning.

Overall, I have to say that the Gurkha Titan was an enjoyable stick. It didn’t wow me in any particular area besides its appearance, but it is a solid cigar for experienced smokers who like peppery profiles. Unfortunately, the price of the Gurkha Titan is its downfall. Depending on where you shop, it can be found for as much as $30 a pop. That is way too high for a cigar that is not out of this world. With that being said, look for it on sale or as part of a sampler if you are interested.

The Gurkha Titan earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars, despite its high price.

Arturo Fuente Magnum R 58

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The Arturo Fuente brand is certainly no stranger to producing high quality cigars, and the Magnum R, which sometimes goes by the name of Rosado Sungrown, is no different. This line took years to complete and is highlighted by its rare wrapper that was aged for nearly ten years. The Magnum R is said to be smooth, yet complex, and was created for fans of milder cigars.

For this review, I decided to pick up an Arturo Fuente Magnum R 58. It measures 5 /4 x 58, and is just one of various sizes available in the line. The others include the 5 x 44 44, 5 x 52 52, 6 1/2 x 54 54, and the 5 5/8 x 56 56. The Magnum R’s filler and binder both consist of Dominican tobacco, while an Ecuadorian Rosado Sungrown wrapper completes the composition. As mentioned, this is deemed to be a smooth cigar, and is listed as being mild to medium-bodied in strength.






Comments 

 
0 # D.O.Morris Creedon-McVea 2012-08-25 20:35
Gurkha's are like Arturo Fuentes in the late 90's, during that cigar boom. Many were taking a new interest in cigars, but were bewildered by the choices in a walk in humidor. Good advice, when dinero was not an issue for a friend who wanted "a really good cigar" for a Saturday night was: "Any Fuente, a little hemmingway looks over priced, but you'll get you money's worth if you pay attention. Smoke it early in the evening with a single malted neat (you can't go wrong with McAllans, they're both sturdy and make a good fit). Don't smoke the Hemmingway when you're drunk or you'll the whole point." Gurkhas are a new big player, with great taste, superb quality control. I've smoked 7-8 of their now extensive line up, and not a dud; not even an OK---but all top drawer. The draw is perfect. I like to do other things like read or take photos on a casual walk about. I can set the G down for a couple of minutes, and when I pick it back up, it fires right up with one good draw, and the ash continues to build up in perfect symmetry. I smoked a robusto, a really fat one on my back porch, a delightlul 15 mph southern breeze in my face, and it was a great smoke with a perfect 1.5 inch ash before it gently fell to the floor. Now, that's great rolling. Don't expect that from every G, no body can produce even a half a box of rolls that good, but it's a good sign of top drawer rollers. Being a new company they must have stolen several great rollers from other companies (maybe Fuente..LOL!). It take 2-3 decades to learn to roll this well. :lol:

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