I donâ€™t even have to try the cigar to want one. The mere mention of the name makes me want to light one up right now. Doesnâ€™t it just evoke a sense of excitement, a quickening of the blood? Gurkha Black Dragon. That sounds wonderful!
Tom Johansmeyer recently reviewed this cigar at Luxist, and this is what he has to say:
The box alone suggests that the contents are fascinating. Slick black with orange trim, the only reason you disturb the presentation is because you know what’s inside. The Gurkha Black Dragon Tubo cigars sit within, each encased in a frosted glass tube. Slide the metal cap from the case, and extract the cedar-wrapped cigar … the ritual itself shapes the smoking experience that follows.
Packaging and wrapping aside, does the Black Dragon deliver on taste? Johansmeyer continues:
The Black Dragon is far more powerful than most of the Gurkha cigars you’ve smoked. The dark wrapper belies its fuller taste, which is just a bit north of medium-bodied. Like any sophisticated cigar, the flavor does evolve from one end to the other, as the cigar gains momentum especially after the first two inches. The fullness stays with you to the end, maintaining its potency to the end rather than receding to a disappointing mildness.
More than the powerful flavor that you get at the beginning, I like how the flavor continues to satisfy you till the end. This is perhaps one cigar that you can enjoy to the fullest. Naturally, we should expect to pay for this kind of experience. I am willing, are you?
Originally posted on December 24, 2010 @ 8:58 am