MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka

MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka

MBombay KeSaraWrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Ecuadorian

Filler: Dominican and Peruvian

Size: 6 ½ x 46

Price: $12

Acquired: Samples courtesy of MBombay Cigars

Cigars Smoked: 3

Smoking Conditions: Outdoors, early evening approximately 65 degrees.

The latest offering from MBombay Cigars is the new MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka. The KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka has an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that is aged for nine months in Spanish cedar and Sandalwood coffins. The tobaccos used in this cigar line have all been aged for three years longer than the original KeSara line. The cigar is offered in one vitola, 6 ½ x 46.

We have reviewed the other cigar offerings in the MBombay lines and have always been pleased with the quality and flavor of their cigars. That being said, I was excited to try the Nikka.

MBombay Kesara

Looks: The MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka has a smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The wrapper leaf is a light shade of brown and has small minimal veining. The cigar is finished off on the top with a pig-tailed cap and on the bottom with a closed foot. The band is standard sized and reads MBombay in red set to a floral paisley background and is trimmed in red and gold on the top and bottom. Overall, this is an attractive offering with a classic appearance.

MBombay KeSara Cap


MBombay KeSara Foot

MBombay band

Pre-light: The pre-light aroma and taste was that of hay and grass.

Taste: The most important part of any cigar review should always be the taste. The MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka is a full flavored bomb of delicious taste explosion. A few puffs in and my immediate thoughts were, “wow.” The cigar started with a very unique flavor profile with notes of oak and cedar complimented with some raisin flavors. As the cigar developed I detected a nuttiness accompanied by bittersweet cocoa, caramel, and a light leathery note on the back end. The flavor profile of this cigar is deep and consistent providing one of the most enjoyable smokes I have had lately. It finished strong in flavor with the aforementioned flavor notes and I hated to see it end, I think I burnt my fingers with each Nikka I smoked.

Strength: Mild to light medium.

Light and Burn: The light on each of the three cigars I have smoked has been similar using a Xikar single flame torch lighter. The closed foot, in my opinion, made it easier to have an even light. Burn was spot on and perfect on each of the cigars I smoked. Smoke was plentiful and had a pleasant “cigar smoke” aroma.

Buy it? Let me put it this way, they sent me three sticks to review, within a week I smoked all three. It kept being the cigar that I wanted when I opened my humidor. So yes, buy the MBombay KeSara Vintage Reserve Nikka! In fact, buy a box, it is that good. Personally, I would love to set a box back for a year or so and see how this cigar continues to develop. It is amazing now, I can only imagine how magnificent it will become with age.

MBombay KeSara Side

Interested in trying this cigar?  MBombay fully supports brick and mortar shops and does not sell online.  Contact your local B&M and ask them to carry MBombay.

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