The Nat Sherman 1930 was released in the 2nd quarter of 2013 just in time to debut at that year’s IPCPR trade show. It is a blend comprised of a Domincan wrapper and binder that surrounds Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos.
The cigar is available in five vitolas: Corona (5 1/2 x 42), Corona Grande (6 x 46), Rothschild (4 1/2 x 52), Gran Robusto (5 1/4 x 54) and Inmenso (7 x 56). All five sizes are packaged in boxes of 24.
The samples used in this review came from the manufacturer.
The oily, medium brown Dominican wrapper shows a few veins and has a rich tobacco aroma. The foot’s scent is slightly sweet and fruity.
The pre-light draw had a slight resistance and more of the sweet, fruity flavor.
The first third of this cigar starts off mildly, had a razor sharp burn and a thin carbon ring. There was a mild tobacco flavor on my palate and no perceptible spice sensation on the exhale.
The second third brought forth an increase in tobacco flavors and an expected peppery spice sensation on the exhale. The long, lingering finish also grew in flavor and coated the inside of my mouth.
The final third gave me a complexity of flavors that I really enjoy when smoking a cigar. In addition to the base tobacco flavor, I found coffee and chocolate notes on the finish.
I would place the Nat Sherman 1930 in the medium body and medium strength category. Smoke time was about an hour of very enjoyable smoke time.
The Nat Sherman brand is not prevalent in my area but, when I come across them, I will certainly pick some up to put in rotation.