Filler: Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Dominican
MSRP/box: $84 (6 count) $14.00 each
Vitola: Perfecto 6″x38/60/42
Nat Sherman Schrader MMXIII Limited Edition Cigar Review
I smoked this cigar at Cigars & More in Trussville, Alabama mid morning. The outer appearance of this cigar is very nice. I like the colors of the band and the cigar wrapper is a nice light color. When I first lit the cigar I noticed how easy the draw was, much easier than most cigars. The initial flavors are nice and mild and changed throughout the cigar staying mild to medium to the entire time. The 26 months of age on these cigars before their release definitely shows. There is no harshness at all and incredibly smooth.
Overall I liked this cigar. It is definitely something unique. There is great competition for mild cigars at this price point. Davidoff, Diamond Crown etc. to name a few. If you are a fan of the super premium mild to medium cigars you will like the Nat Sherman Schrader MMXIII. It is a good change of pace cigar that will be gone quickly.
I was in New York for Cigar Aficionado’s “A Night to Remember Fundraiser” recently. While in town I visited the Nat Sherman Townhouse. It is one of the most unique cigar shops I have ever visited. Sandwiched between two large buildings is the three story shop. Everything is top notch and perfectly organized. On the bottom level they have a great members only cigar lounge. Definitely check it out if you visit NYC.
Cigar Cafe Rating: G
Info on Cigar Cafe Rating system
I developed this simple cigar rating system many years ago when I started smoking cigars to track what I liked.
P = Poor
F = Fair
G = Good (Most cigars fall into this category)
VG = Very Good
E = Excellent (Only the absolute best of the best)
About Nat Sherman Schrader Cigars
The Nat Sherman Schrader MMXIII is the second cigar released by Schrader Cellars. The Doco-Est MMIX cigar was released by Schrader Cellars in 2010. Michael Herklots guided the production of the latest release made in the Quesada cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.
Fred Schrader owner of Schrader Cellars says this is the most exciting challenge he has taken on outside of his wine projects. Referred to as the “Sparky 2” Herklots and Schrader went through 12 different test blends before deciding on this one they fell is unparalleled. The process took three years from start to finish.
The Nat Sherman Schrader MMXIII combines filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Peru and the Dominican Republic with a Dominican wrapper and binder. Herklots said, “This format provides a profound platform for development of flavor and aroma, much like how a wine can change in the glass, and throughout the bottle.”