Review of Nat Sherman 1930 Rothschild Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Nat Sherman 1930 cigars are made with a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, and Dominican wrappers and binders. The cigars are available in six sizes, including the Rothschild (4½ x 52) sampled for this review. The online price for a 5-pack of these cigars is about $44, as of this writing.
I found the Nat Sherman 1930 Rothschild to be medium-to-full bodied at the start, having a strong peppery flavor with just a hint of sweetness. However, the sweetness quickly faded away after the first few puffs. A predominate sour flavor took over within the first five minutes, as the peppery taste began to gradually fade out. During the next 5-10 minutes, there was less of a sour flavor, but the sour taste was still predominate. At about 15 minutes into the cigar, the sour flavor began fading into the background, and the body of the smoke shifted more into the medium range. There was still a hint of sourness when I finally finished the cigar, after a total smoke time of 30 minutes, down to two inches remaining.
The construction of this cigar was impeccable. The draw was good, the burn was razor-sharp, and the ash was long and firm. No relights nor touch-ups were needed. Although I did not enjoy the taste, it did change and improve as the cigar continued to be smoked. Overall, I rate the Nat Sherman 1930 Rothschild with a mediocre 2.5 points on a 5-point scale. At almost $9 per stick, not a very good value in my opinion.