The Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar is a premium cigar that is made in the Dominican Republic. This premium cigar is a great choice for smoking in the morning. It has a perfect balance of strength and flavor, and its size makes it a perfect morning smoke.
|Wrapper Origin: Connecticut||Shape: Double Perfecto|
|Length: 6||Ring: 60|
|Wrapper: Broadleaf||List Price: $29.99|
|Origin: Dominican Republic||Strength: Medium|
Appearance of Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto
A Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, a Dominican Republic binder, and a Dominican filler are all used in the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar.
The first thing I noticed about the appearance of this cigar or texture was that it’s toothy. It is actually a big cigar, most especially in the middle part. The wrapper of this one is in color brown, which also has a subtle splash of being colored in orange.
As for the band of this Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar, it’s actually different from the other Gurkha cigars included in the Gurkha Cigarnivore #3 Sampler, wherein its first band is colored in faded brown. Still, the cigar has two cigar bands in it.
On the first cigar band, there’s still a man holding a small sword or knife, but his face looks much older than the man featured in other Gurkha cigars. There are also no two swords placed on his back. Instead, it was plain, and the background is color in gradient orange that has a subtle shade of yellow, almost like a sunrise. The word “Gurkha” is written in all uppercase and colored in gold, but the color of the background is red-orange.
For the second band of this cigar, placed just below the first band, the word “Centurian” is written. While it looks the same as the second band of those other Gurkha cigars, this one uses gold instead of silver in its word and some accents, but the background remains to be black.
The cold draw of the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar is mainly nuts flavor, but upon lighting it up, the flavor of the nut is very subtle as the creaminess dominates it.
For the first third of smoking the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar, the strength is mild so far, but I already sensed it going to a medium. The nuts and cream flavors continue to be at the front of the cigar’s flavor palette. Meanwhile, at the finish, there’s a new flavor note emerging, which is wood flavor. So far, nothing much surprising about this cigar.
During my second third of smoking the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar, the construction of this one is doing great. The ash is holding itself nicely, which is impressive considering how thick this cigar is. The burn continued to burn evenly well and produced a good amount of smoke output. However, the draw of this one is a little bit tight, requiring resistance to each pull. As for the flavor profile, the nutty flavor became present at the finish and no longer at the front of the flavor palette since the hay flavor replaced it.
Lastly, during my final third of smoking the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar, the draw started to become loose, and my explanation for this is probably because of the ash of this cigar. Since its ash fell off, the draw started to become much better. The burn is still doing a great job burning evenly, and the smoke output produces a good amount. As for the flavor profile, coffee and earth emerge at the front, joining the cigar’s creaminess. Meanwhile, the nutty flavor at the finish mellowed down a bit, giving way to the hay flavor becoming much rich than it was the first time. If you observe, the flavors palette of this cigar leans more on being dry, but the richness of the cream helps balance it all somehow and not make my throat totally dry.
Overall, the Gurkha Centurian Double Perfecto cigar is just a good cigar for me. While I didn’t get any serious issues with its construction, and there are always new flavors emerging as the smoke progresses, it didn’t give me a wow factor at all. I also think this cigar or the performance it gave is something I can get to those cheaper cigars than this.
Still, I can’t say that I really didn’t enjoy it all. This one is a good cigar that I would suggest for anyone to try. I even think this would pair better with coffee, or it’s great to smoke in the morning. The strength of this one ended up being medium.
So if you are a cigar aficionado who loves to smoke cigars ranging between mild and medium in terms of strength, this one is perfect for you. Nothing on the flavor profile is harsh for you not to bear it, and besides, new flavors coming in as the third progresses will keep you entertained and intrigued as to what new flavor you will going to get.
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