The Gurkha Seduction is a blend comprised of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, a Dominican Republic Olor binder and Colombian filler tobaccos.
The Seduction is available in four sizes: Robusto (5×55), Toro (6×55), Churchill (7×55) and XO (6×60). All of these vitolas are presented in boxes of 20.
The Robusto cigars used in this review were provided to me by Gurkha.
The wrapper is a medium reddish-brown in color, toothy and is very good looking. The double band has a theme of reddish brown and reddish gold colors.
As I inspected the cigar, I found that it had a firm feel throughout the body with a slight resistance at the foot. The wrapper had a rich, cedary tobacco aroma and the foot had a muted cedar and tobacco aroma with some sweetness.
I clipped the cap and found the cigar had a good draw with just the right amount of resistance. There was no flavor from the wrapper and a slight fruity flavor from the filler.
I’ve been smoking a lot of Nicaraguan cigars lately. There is a definite difference between those blends and the Seduction. The Seduction’s blend was a welcome change of pace and a pleasurable experience.
Once lit, the Gurkha Seduction produced a good amount of smoke and had a firm gray ash. The ash dropped around the 1 and ½ inch mark. The burn was fairly even and did not require any touch ups.
At first, I picked up a medium pepper sensation on the exhale and woody tobacco with slightly bitter coffee notes.
About halfway through I found the flavors changing and I detected a faint black licorice flavor melding with the coffee and tobacco.
As I reached the final third, the strength of the cigar picked up and coffee flavors became dominant with a cedary tobacco in the background.
Overall, I would consider the Gurkha Seduction to be a medium bodied, medium strength blend. It has good, complex flavors and good construction. I enjoyed the smoke and I would feel comfortable recommending this cigar to anyone.
Gurkha Cigars can be found at these fine Tampa Bay Tobacconists:
- Cigar Castle – 11724 North 56th Street, Tampa,FL (813) 985-1300
- Cigar Cave – 37748 Us Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL (727) 938-2283
- Edward’s Pipe & Tobacco – 3235 Henderson Boulevard, Tampa, FL (813) 872-0723
- St. Pete Cigar – 968 58th St N, St. Petersburg, FL (727) 381-9027
- Tampa Humidor – 1418 East Busch Boulevard #105, Tampa, FL (813) 990-8535
- Twisted Cigar – 3644 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Valrico, FL (813) 571-7500
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