Toro, 6 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
|Cigar age||0 yr. 4.1 mo.|
BACKGROUND: Nomad Cigar Company released the Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 to retail stores on April 6th, 2015. This cigar marks the third full production cigar Nomad has done in Estelí in collaboration with AJ Fernandez. Nomad now has five full production blends and a growing presence on retail shelves.
Said Rewey, “I fell in love with the flavors and richness of Estelí Lot 8613 at the blending table but the big question was how would it marry and age? When checking it a year later to see how it was aging, I was more than happy with the result. It was definitely time to release it.”
The name of the cigar represents the Longitude and Latitude of Estelí. This is a reversal from the Nomad limited edition named Lot 1386, which simply lists the latitude before the longitude.
The cigars are made at Tabacalera AJ Fernandez and have a Nicaraguan filler and binder and trussed up in an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
All sizes of the Lot 8613 have a MSRP under $9.00. The cigars come in boxes of 21 and in 5 sizes.
TASTING NOTES: This cigar started with a blast of spice and cedar notes on the palate. The spice felt like prickly pear on my tongue. The retrohale was beautiful. It was toasty with white pepper hot flashes (or was it flashbacks?)
The draw was as perfect as one could ask for: just the right amount of resistance and I was able to draw copious amounts of thick smoke through the cigar. The burn line was meandering, but was even overall. The nearly spackle-white ash was firm and well structured. The construction on this stick was ideal.
FINAL THOUGHTS: The Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 was a great smoke. It offered significant spice and full body, but also displayed nuances throughout the smoke. On one hand, this cigar was spicy and on the other it was luxurious and rich, with a rush of complexity in between.
This cigar may be a bit much for an inexperienced palate to handle, but should present a challenging smoking experience for a seasoned cigar smoker.
I enjoyed this cigar right down to the nub. The combination of near perfect construction and a complex flavor profile kept it interesting to the very end. I also think the Lot 8613 will be a solid candidate for extended aging.
Final verdict: Buy and enjoy. And, hold some back for further aging.
These cigars are being kept in the singles drawer of my Aristocrat M+ cabinet humidor. This cabinet has an active (electronic) hygrometer that is set at 68%RH. The late summer temps have been averaging 70°F.
This is the first of 2 reviews on these sticks, which have been sitting in my humidor for 4 months and 1 day.
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