Friday, June 13, 2014

Gurkha Ghost Shadow: Quick Review


Gurkha Ghost Cigar

I picked up this Gurkha Ghost, Shadow (Robusto), from Cigar Train a couple months back for $6.99.

Construction is nice, there are tight seams, very fine veins and some nice tooth to this stout maduro colored wrapper. The cigar is packed well full length and it has a triple cap.

From the cold foot there were notes of rich tobacco and spice to the nose and the free cold draw hit my mouth with a blast of spice.

Flavors from the first inch were a mix of cocoa, brown sugar, peat and earth. Further along there were other flavors of oak molasses, charcoal, hay, espresso and chocolate. The flavor shifts were subtle but tasty.

The medium/full bodied Gurkha Ghost had a cool, slow, clean burn and it produced a large volume of smoke from the foot and to the mouth. Overall it was a pretty good cigar!

Rated 93