Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

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Cigar Details: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

  • Vitola: Toro
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 49
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Dominican Republic
  • Binder: Dominican Republic
  • Filler: Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Quesada
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $14.50
  • Release Date: May 2019
  • Source: Nat Sherman

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 is medium brown but slightly darker towards the foot and has a few raised veins present. The seams are smooth but easily visible due to the color variation of the wrapper. The head is finished off with a double cap that is lifting in some areas. There are three bands with the primary being the current brand design with a strip at the bottom stating limited edition, the second band denoting TAA and the year with the third band being gold and denoting the company. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of barnyard and cocoa while the foot brings wood and a light stone fruit sweetness. The pre-light draw consists of dry wood and breadiness with a very mild spice reaching my tongue.

Pre-light Experience

The Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 comes covered in a beautiful Colorado Maduro wrapper that is slightly oily to the touch. It is a thick wrapper and sports veins throughout. The cigar is firm throughout and is rolled impeccably. There are aromas of raisins, milk chocolate, damp wood and earth on the foot and wrapper and the milk chocolate notes are very prominent.

First Third

The cigar begins with wood that has a bit of char and a slight metallic note. A half inch in, the metallic note isn’t as noticeable and a light chalky mustiness has joined the profile. The retrohale brings a chalky wood note. As the third comes to a close, the profile is just a chalky wood note. The strength in this third is mild-medium.

First Third

The first third opens up by delivering some citrus notes and it is a combination of lemon and orange. It is paired with some white pepper notes as well as some Asian spice and I am picking up a finish of herbs and seasoned wood. It is full flavored while delivering a body that is full and strength around the medium to medium-full level.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the chalkiness shows hints of the first bite of a marshmallow randomly. At a half inch in, some mustiness returns to mix with the chalkiness that is paired with the wood. At an inch in, the wood gains a toasted note and the retrohale shows the toasted wood along with the chalky mustiness as well. As the third comes to a close, the toasted wood takes a bigger role in the profile as the chalky mustiness is further in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly below medium.

Second Third

When I get into the second third of the cigar I find some major transitioning and it is now showing prominent charred meat and tobacco notes. It still has that seasoned wood quality and with that is some leather and black pepper notes. It has lost some of that citrus quality before, but picked up new and just as complex flavors. I would still classify the cigar as being full in body and flavors, and the strength is right around a medium-full level.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the cigar warms up a bit, bringing some mintiness to the profile. At a half inch in, the chalkiness begins picking up. At an inch in, the draw is beginning with wood, then fading to mintiness and then the chalky mustiness. The retrohale is just chalky mustiness. As the cigar wraps up, it maintains the prominent mintiness and chalkiness. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.

Final Third

I am in the final third of the cigar now and like before there is some major transitioning taking place. I am getting some more prominent herbal notes, similar to that of the first third and with that is some milk chocolate qualities with some damp wood and black pepper. The meaty and leather qualities are on the finish and there are some subtle citrus notes with that. The flavors are still full to the end, and the body and strength are around a medium-full level.

Burn

The burn was a bit wavy and required a couple of touch-ups to keep things burning in sync. The ash held on in one inch increments.

Burn

The burn on the cigar was solid, but not perfect. I think that has to do with the tobaccos used and the thickness of the leaves and nothing to do with construction. With that being said, it was far from having a poor burn line. It presented no problems from start to finish, and I am not one to obsess over having a beautiful razor sharp burn line.

Draw

The draw was perfect with just the right amount of resistance.

Overall

The cigar was primarily wood and some chalky mustiness. A toasted note joined in later and the final third was dominated by mintiness and the chalkiness. The burn was a bit of an issue but the draw was perfect. The flavor profile was a bit out of sync the whole way and wasn’t something all that enjoyable, but not off-putting either, so a bit of a head scratcher. The price point is definitely high for the experience I had and the Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 is not something I’d likely return to.

Aaron
Seth
GoodPre
Light
Very Good
AverageFirst
Third
Very Good
AverageSecond ThirdVery Good
SubparFinal
Third
Very Good
AverageBurnGood
AmazingDrawVery Good
AverageOverallVery Good

Draw

Draw was fantastic from start to finish. Nice resistance with each draw, smoking cool to the end.

Overall

The Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 is possibly the best Dominican puro I have smoked in 2019 and to be honest, one of the best cigars I have had this year as well. It was complex with great body and strength and the flavors were off the chart. There was beautiful transitioning throughout each third and the depth as well was sublime. I would love to know the breakdown of the blend because you can tell that each tobacco in the blend had a major impact on the smoking experience. I am a strong believer that Dominican puros typically show more varieties of tobacco and because of that have the opportunity to be superior puros. That is definitely the case with this cigar. Just fantastic!

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.10

Cost/Point

$2.84

Scoring System

Seth Geise

SCORE

8.23

Cost/Point

$1.76

Scoring System

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019
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