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Gurkha Widow Maker Natural Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 10, 2013
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Gurkha Widow Maker Natural Churchill Cigar Review

This 7×52 stick features a 10 year aged tan wrapper with a few stretch marks, a thin soft paper bag like feel, firm dense pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, double cap and rich hay aroma. First light reveals a smooth slick oily bitter grass on the draw with the same through the short clean finish, and a big foot smoke that smells like pot. The first third quickly drops the bitterness and most of the body to boot. Going down to a mild, the body just shows a smooth slightly sweet wood with a short clean finish. Construction is excellent with a perfect draw, good burn and great smoke output. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes, the ash held on for the first third, performance is flawless but the profile is still mild and one dimensional. Winding down the 2nd third flavors finally take on a bit more action adding a smooth nuttiness to the draw, bringing the body up to a medium and growing the finish longer and fuller. Ending at a very long 1:35 the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Jonathan Bishop for sending in this one for review!

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