The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 is a regular production follow up being produced at Tabacalera Fernandez. It follows the succesful release of the S-307 and the C-276, and brings the total regular production line to 8 blends.
The release covers a significant range of vitolas. Coronita (5-1/2x46), Robusto (5x50), Toro (6x50), Churchill (7x48), Gran Toro (6x58).
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The nose on the Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 is medium strength leather, some barnyard, cedar, and spices with light floral character in the foot.
Using a single v-cut the draw was a bit on the tight side.
My initial draw produced sunflower seeds which was quite different. There’s some light plus spices on the retrohale that continue to build to a medium minus. I get a trailing sweetness with a little hay and leather on the post draw. Some spicy sweetness begins to develop at the end of the draw and lingers nicely. The leather remains present as a medium strength taste between each draw as well. Post draw leather changes to hay and dry cedar, with the spicy sweetness still in the mix. As the first third starts to wind down there’s some cocoa that builds to take over the draw with the cedar falling off.
Sweet cocoa has really taken over in the middle third. There’s a light barbeque or smokey quality at a light level that comes in as the middle third winds down.
In the last third I was able to get some light hay but not much else.
The Nomad Esteli Lot 8613 is a big departure from the C-276 and S-307, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It isn’t a full bodied powerhouse, which means it will be far more appealing to a broader range of cigar smokers.
I’m not sure that the review sample delivered everything this cigar had, so I definitely want to revisit this cigar in a Robusto or Coronita vitola.
Bourbon would be an easy pick here, along with root beer or Dr. Pepper.