Name: NOMAD ESTELI LOT 8613
Country of origin: Nicaragua
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Factory: Tobacalera AJ Fernandez
The Nomad Estelí Lot 8613 marks the Nomad Cigar Company’s fifth regular production line. And in order to make this cigar a reality owner Fred Rewey made his way to Nicaragua to team up with the expert hands that occupy AJ Fernandez’s Tabacalera Fernandez factory with the hopes of creating a masterpiece. On the Nomad web-site, Rewey stated, “Estelí Lot 8613 marks the 5th full-production cigar for Nomad. Frankly, I am still a bit overwhelmed how much Nomad has taken off. Like my other blends, I start with an individual profile in mind, but stay open to adapting along the way if other flavors command attention. That is the fun part – letting the tobacco guide you to what it wants to be. 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.”
Now don’t think that Nomad Cigar Company has limited themselves to only Nicaragua, actually the Nomad Cigar Company splits its production between Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. So in actuality the Nomad 8613 is the third regular production release out of Nicaragua and all have been out of the Tabacalera Fernandez.
And as a side note, there was a fourth release that the nomad cigar company released out of Nicaragua, that being the Nomad LE Esteli 1386. Did you catch that? 1386? Well in case you didn’t, the Nomad 8613 is actually a play on the 1386 which represents the latitude/longitude coordinates for Esteli Nicaragua and for the Lot 8613, he simply reversed them. I found that to be pretty interesting! Anyway, enough with all of that, let’s get into the cigar!
The Nomad cigar comes to me wrapped in a gorgeous soft, light brown oily Ecuadorian habano wrapper sporting a firmly packed body with tight invisible seams, minimal veins, no visible tooth,and capped with a superb double cap. The Nomad feels sturdy in your hand with very good weight. The Nomad is very pleasing to look at. Hopefully it is just as pleasing to smoke.
Flavor/Taste & Aroma:
I am not really sure where to begin with the Nomad. The 1/3rd has been a power house of flavors. Bringing forth big notes of red pepper, leather, earth and a subtle sweetness on the finish. My mouth is just watering with every draw! The smoke output has been just as big as the flavors, filling my porch with large plumes of cedar and nut scented smoke. With every draw, I could watch as the burn lines moved evenly up the Nomads body, filling my mouth with tons of flavorful smoke and leaving behind a beautiful bright white, densely packed ash. At this point I am falling in love, but love is always greatest at the start. We will see what happens as we progress.
Moving into the 2/3rd, the red pepper notes have fallen off, leaving me with pleasant notes of leather and creamy nuttiness. The leather being firmly in control on the palate with the nuttiness making itself present on the long finish. Reaching the half way point, the ash has finally fallen off, holding on strong the entire time. Now with the Nomads glowing cherry not being protected by the densely packed ash, the cigar is now beginning to smoke a little hotter, bringing on strong notes of cedar with a subtle coffee undertone making for a very nice combination of flavors. The burn lines have been a bit wavy at times, but always return themselves to a straight even burn requiring no touch-ups. The smoke output has been sublime, releasing plumes of blue tinted pungent smoke into the air.
Reaching the last third a sudden sadness falls upon me, realizing that my time with the Nomad would soon come to an end. The last third has delivered attributes of cedar, leather and a fruity sweetness towards the finish. The smoke and ash have been copacetic throughout my time with the nomad adding to the appeal and experience of this cigar. This has been a great way to end a beautiful Louisiana evening!
The Nomad is a top performer. Nomad cigars have done a splendid job in their construction of the Nomad 8613. Burn lines were straight, smoke output was abundant, and the flavors were spectacular. The burn rate was great even though I was going at it like a freight train not wanting to waste any of the flavors to foot smoke. Overall, it was a very solid smoke.
I think the review speaks for itself, I was very satisfied with the Nomad 8613. This is definitely a stick that I will be adding to my rotation. My only complaint was that I only had one, and I wish it could have lasted longer. RUN don’t walk and grab yourself some of these awesome smokes! You won’t be disappointed! There have been very few cigars that make me long to smoke one after the other, this being one of them. I haven’t felt that way about a smoke since I tried the Cordoba & Morales Puro Pinar in March of 2014. I’ll say it again, this is a MUST TRY!
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