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Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year Kraken

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year Kraken

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year Kraken is a mild-medium bodied smoke handmade in the Dominican Republic that has earned an incredible 89 rating. These cigars feature a incredible blend of Dominican long filler tobaccos that have been aged for an outstanding 21 years. Draping these exquisite fillers is a Nicaraguan binder and a silky, golden Ecuadorian wrapper topped with a pigtail cap. Experience hints of nuts and fruit with a slightly peppery finish. Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year Kraken is a 6 x 60 figurado and available in five packs and boxes of 20 cigars.  

 

Cigar Size Cigar Quantity Cigar Wrapper Cigar Quantity Cigar Filler Cigar Strength Cigar Origin
6 x 60 (Gordo) Box of 20 Connecticut Shade Dominican Republic
Nicaraguan
Strength Medium Dominican Republic
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 years is by all rights a complex smoke. It opens with a fusion of sweet chocolate notes, wet wood, and a bitter nuance drowning in rich creaminess. The complexity does not tarry in showing up because a few draws in the sweet notes disappear and a salty meaty flavour takes over. There is a lingering toasty wafer-like note coupled with creaminess cutting through the salt and herb-like dominant flavor.

Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year Hedonism

As the cigar progresses into the mid-section, a citrus zing along with a dried fruit nuance show up isolated from the dominant flavours and prominent in the Retrohale. Somewhere in the deliciousness is fresh pine and a carpet of creaminess coating my tongue and the back of my throat.

As the cigar draws closer to the nub, the meaty flavour loses dominance to a nutty, burnt coffee note with a skosh of roasted corn on the side. What a strange flavour to have in a cigar. By closing time, all the salty flavours are gone replaced by the creamy sweet flavours I experienced in the beginning.

Truth be told, I have never experienced such a stubbornly salty cigar. It was kinda amazing but also unusual. But overall, I would definitely smoke this again and again. It's a change of pace from the usual and definitely the best Connecticut Shade cigar I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

Final Words

Having had all the other Gurkha Cellar Reserve cigars, I would say the Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 years is a solid second place behind the Gurkha Cellar Reserve Platinum Edition. It is supremely balanced and flavourful despite the extended aging. And even though I wouldn't call it an everyday cigar, I keep some with me for occasional indulgence. If you have not had it yet, grab one and prepare for a transcendent experience.

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Additional Information

SKU:
GCR21K
Category:
Premium Cigars
Product Type:
Cigar
Manufacturer:
Gurkha
Brand:
Gurkha Cellar Reserve 21 Year
Wrapper Type:
Connecticut Shade
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
Binder:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Nicaraguan
Origin:
Dominican Republic
Ring Gauge:
60
Length:
6
Shape:
Gordo
Strength:
Medium
Quantity:
20
Package Type:
Box
Rating:
89
Package Count:
20
Price Per Cigar:
$12.95
Gift Type:
Not Applicable
Flavored:
No
Filtered:
No
Little:
No
Groupon:
No
Discontinued:
No
Buy 1 Get 1:
No
Free Gift:
No
Free Shipping:
No
Suscribe:
No
90+ Rated:
No
Limited Edition:
No
Rare Cigar:
No
Top 25 Brand:
No
Aficionado Top 25:
No
Staff Pick:
No

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