When Gurkha Legend was initially released, the response was overwhelming. In 2008, the cigar was 90-rated and included ‘8 year aged’ long-leaves. Gurkha Legend was hoarded by aficionados and, due to the scarcity of the tobaccos, the blend met an unfortunate early demise. However, Gurkha crafted a follow-up blend using a wrapper dating from 2001, fittingly dubbed Gurkha Legend Vintage 2001.
Gurkha Legend Vintage features a savory, triple fermented, oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper from 2001 hugging a blend of aged, Cuban-seed long-leaves from the Dominican Republic’s legendary Cibao Valley. Expect a super-premium, rich flavor profile that includes nuances of dark chocolate, espresso, leather, and wood with a long, pleasant finish. Medium to full-bodied, this buttery smooth handmade is decidedly complex and ultimately satisfying. Give this rebirth of the Gurkha Legend a try, and see for yourself that the second verse exceeds the first.