As of late Nat Sherman has been on a roll - the hits keep comin' like a boy band from the 90's. And now fans of this legendary brand will be happy to know that Sterling is the best damn Nat Sherman yet.
Nat Sherman Sterling raises the bar across the board. From the packaging and bands to the new exciting blend, it's legit. Instead of a traditional cedar box, each cigar is tied in wheels of 25 and laid to rest sans cellophane in slide topped okoume wood boxes. This wood is neutral, allowing only the flavors of tobacco to marry (instead of the traditional cedar influence). And I'm no fortune teller, but I have a feeling this blend is going to age exceptionally well. It all starts with a blend of Dominican long-fillers, the oldest aged a full ten years, layered inside a Dominican binder. Seamlessly draped around this impressive core, a buttery smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. The flavor is full and satisfying, while the body remains perfectly balanced between mild and medium. The end result is a rich, mellow, complex flavor that’s worth every penny. Notes of roasted cedar, bread, cocoa, cinnamon, sweetness, and creaminess combine in a well-balanced fashion.
“Perlas: Very easy to light. Excellent construction, draw and burn. Open draw with voluminous smoke output. A very cool but fast burn. Remains cool to the fingertips. Medium thickness on palate. Mild to medium strength with medium to full flavors. Each draw initially produces huge cream flavors followed by caramel, peanut and a faint black pepper flavor through the exhale. Very little spice. Deep, aged tobacco character, natural tobacco sweetness and a medium length finish. While the changes from flavor to flavor are very quick after each draw, it is always a smooth transition from one to the other. Only a slight increase of strength in the second half but flavors remained very consistent throughout. A perfect example of a mild cigar with some complexity.”