This weekend on The Cigar Authority with David Garofalo and Mr. Jonathan in Nicaragua, we lit up a cigar from the Care Package. That cigar was the box pressed 6 x 60 which is made at the Plasencia factory. The show was a little heavy on sports, with Chuck Morrison appearing on camera. So without further adieu, here are our thoughts on this enjoyable cigar.
Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Nicaragua 660
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Length: 6 Inches
Ring Gauge: 60
The Look: The cigar comes packaged in a matte black box and features a band that is synonymous with Nat Sherman. A clock. One wouldn’t think this goes hand in hand with a cigar, however the clock is a part of the Nat Sherman townhouse, although this version is more of an Art Deco feel. It was part of the modernization of the company once Michael Herklots joined the once family owned business.
The Notes: Once the cigar is cut, I begin my pre-light ritual. There is a subtle sweetness on the foot and cold draw that remind me of chocolate. Joining the mix are elements of earth and leather.
Once the cigar is lit the notes from the cold draw carry over to the experience as there are notes of chocolate and leather with some earth. The 60 ring gauge sees the latter notes more dominant than that of the small ring vitolas.
As we move into the second third the chocolate notes take on a bitter baking chocolate, but hints of leather and earth remain dominant. The cigar is medium in strength, but the notes remind me of a full bodied cigar if that makes any sense.
In the last third of the smoke, someone of the sweetness begins to develop as the dominant note. There are hints of molasses and raisins with a lingering earthy finish.
The Finish: Nat Sherman Timeless Nicaragua is an example of how different sizes really change the cigar. The thinner the ring, the sweeter the notes. If you like your cigars dark in terms of flavor, then the 660 is for you. For me, I rather go smaller with he 652T or 749.