Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigarsThe Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigars commemorate the year the brand was introduced on the stogie market. For nearly a century, this company has focused on producing premium smokes and withholding releases until they are just right. In 2012, the company produced a huge hit with the Timeless Dominican blend and ended up on several top 10 lists at the end of the year. This year, the brand’s commemorative blend ratchets up the flavor and strength even more. In fact, this is the strongest blend in the portfolio, so it is best for aficionados that are ready to handle a lot of nicotine. It’s made in the company’s Dominican factory, MATASA.


 


The wrapper in the Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigars is Dominican grown, as is the binder and some of the fillers. Nicaraguan tobaccos are also in the filler. It is available in five vitolas, including Rothschild (4 1/2 x 52), Gran Robusto (5 1/4 x 54), Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Corona Grande (6 x 46) and Immenso (7 x 56). It has an understated appearance, with a medium brown wrapper that’s lined with some veins. It is smooth and silky to the touch. The band is classy and simple, with red, white, silver and vanilla colors adorning it. The name of the brand and “New York” are scribed in red lettering, with “1930” standing out in the middle, stamped in silver type. The pre-light aromas consist of some sweetness, particularly from the foot, earthy notes and some peppery spice. Some reviewers also detected almonds and tobacco in the profile.


 


The first third of the Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigars bring forth the earthy and almond flavors present in the pre-light. The earth is accompanied by some spice on the retro-hale. The earth notes are the strongest in this part of the stick, but they don’t quite dominate the profile. Close to the end of the first third, some cocoa notes sound through and become bold quickly, but are secondary to the earth tones.


 


During the second third of this stogie, the profile gets much sweeter as the cocoa notes develop and assert themselves more. The almond taste is still present, making the stick feel like dessert when combined with the cocoa. The earth notes fade out slowly during the second third, disappearing completely about halfway in. The spice, while not noticeable on the draw, is strong during the retro-hale.


 


In the final third of the Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigars the earth notes makes a comeback. It takes over this part of the stick and is paired well with the spice on the palate. The cocoa sweetness is a tertiary flavor now, though the almond taste still comes through rather strongly at times.


 


This stick is full bodied and medium to full in strength. It gets close to full strength near the end, but pulls back at the last moment, producing a nice, smooth finish. The Nat Sherman 1930 Collection cigars are built well, so they don’t have any problems in terms of burn or draw. In all, this is a true aficionado’s smoke, with a fine burn, plentiful smoke, developed flavors and just enough punch to keep anyone’s attention.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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