The wrapper on the Nat Sherman 1930 has just the slightest oil sheen to it, with some medium veins and a bumpy texture. The ‘water-color’, light brown wrapper is rolled very cleanly and the packing feels nice. Not to mention that, visually, the band goes perfectly with my Art Deco ashtray.
1930 by Nat Sherman
Size: 5.5 x 42
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $8.75
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The prelight aroma has a little spicy kick to it, backed up with cedar, tobacco, leather and some earthy notes. The cold draw has great flow and a clean, dry flavor of natural tobacco and cedar flavors. Plus this corona is a great size, just seems like a pleasurable smoke so far.
The first third of the 1930 has some nice flavors. It starts off with a strong hit of oak and some savory notes. But it quickly transitions into a smooth oak and a sweet flavor. It’s kind of a woody, vanilla flavor, and stays in a medium body and strength range. The smoke production is ridiculously thick, with a razor sharp burn and a solid ash. All making for a good experience.
The second third of the Nat Sherman 1930 sees a small transition. The oak and vanilla flavors are still present, with undertones of cedar and tobacco. But there is a salty note that joins in, with some savory, meat notes. They all blend together quite well too. The smoke is still pouring off of this corona and the ash is tightly banded and hanging on well.
The final third of the 1930 continues with the oak and vanilla notes. The meaty and leather flavors are still present, especially on the finish. The strength and body have stayed in the medium-full range since the second third, but it is definitely pushing on the full side by the end.
The construction on this 1930 was stellar. Razor sharp burn, firm, tight ash and never a need to touch up. Making for a very enjoyable smoking experience. The flavors were very interesting, with the oak and vanilla note being my favorite. The Nat Sherman 1930 is a great cigar. The only drawback for me is the Dominican tobacco. It just doesn't hit my palette right, but that is just my own personal preference. This cigar deserves an 89, but I personally would only buy a couple.
Rating: 86 AKA “A Couple"