Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gurkha Seduction Review

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Columbian Corojo
Price: $7.00

 A couple weeks ago, someone from Gurkha Cigars found my reviews on some of their cigars. After going back and forth by email for a couple days, they offered me a couple samples to review for them. Once I reviewed the package about three days later, I let the cigar get readjusted to the humidity. The first of the cigars I chose to review was the Seduction because it was smaller and I didn’t have a couple hours to spare to smoke a larger cigar.

This cigar has a very nice, medium brown wrapper that does not have a single thick vein in it. The cigar is very solid throughout. The cap is perfectly flush and consisted of a few layers. The cap also cut clean, which was very nice. This cigar had a very sweet smell to it, almost like bittersweet chocolate mixed with a little bit of earth.

As soon as I lit up this cigar, I knew I was in for a treat. There was a good amount of spice right away. The earthy tones are also very strong. There was a sweet chocolate flavor that I was getting off of the draw. About an inch or so into this cigar, the sweetness mellows out. Once the sweetness dissipates, there are some wood notes that start to take over. The spice is also quite mild as the wood and earthy notes take center stage.

About halfway into this cigar, the flavor profile mellows out a bit to a sweet earthy smoke. . The wood notes tend to step up a little bit more than the first half of the cigar. The chocolate flavor is mild, but it still seemed to coat the tongue nicely. The last couple inches were loaded with nice wood and earth notes. The sweetness is still very mellow, but adds a nice accent to the other notes. The spice is on the same level as the chocolate sweetness, and adds another nice accent to the flavor profile.

The ash was quite nice. It was a very light gray shade. The ash way evenly layered and held on until just about the halfway mark of this cigar. The burn was wavy at time, but it always seemed to even itself out. The draw was very easy throughout the entire cigar. With the draw being so easy, I was surprised that there wasn’t that much smoke produced. The smoke that was produced gave off a nice earthy aroma.

Going into this medium to full bodied cigar, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But once the flavors opened up, I was pleased. If you are a fan of Gurkha Cigars, please try this one. It is one that I would smoke again, if I was given the chance. I give this cigar a solid 8 out of 10.


Zack the Stogie Man


  1. Goes out every time I smoke one. Wrapper is flaky and tends to peel off exposing binder. Taste is great, construction is shoddy.

  2. Anonymous, try storing at a higher RH, that has never happened to the ones I've evaluated, perfect burn and ash every time.