Originally Released back in 2011, the Nat Sherman Timeless has lived up to its name and has survived close to a decade since its introduction. The look of the branding has changed since its inception, but the cigar, which was originally called the Timeless Dominican (now the Timeless Prestige), is still made at the Quesada factory in the Dominican Republic.
The Blend of the Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige is described as:
- Wrapper – Honduran
- Binder – Dominican
- Filler – Dominican and Nicaraguan
The Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige is expressed in six vitolas, each packaged in 20-count boxes.
- Prestige Churchill (7 x 48) MSRP $10.50
- Prestige #2 (6.2 x 52) MSRP $10.75
- Prestige Robusto(4.75 x 50) MSRP $8.50
- Prestige Hermoso (5.5 x 54) MSRP $9.75
- Prestige Divino – Perfecto (5 x 50) MSRP $9.25
- Prestige #5 (3.75 x 43) MSRP $7.25
For this review I sampled the Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto.
The Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige looks like a well constructed cigar with its dark brown Honduran wrapper, that is light on veins along with its well applied cap. The cigar has a nice weight in the hand and feels solid from head to foot.
Two bands adorn the cigar. The primary band uses the brand’s new logo design using black lettering on a cream background and the name “PRESTIGE” on a gold backdrop. The Secondary band is just under the primary and states “Made Exclusively For Nat Sherman Intl.” on a gold backdrop.
As I ran the Timeless Prestige across the nose, I picked up a lightly pungent note off the barrel and foot. I reached for my CigarMedics HumdiMeter and checked the foot which read a perfect 69% reading.
Once I sliced the cap straight, I gave it a few cold draw puffs which offered notes of earth and light pepper. A few more cold puffs and I noted the pepper grows a bit.
With the pre-light exam out of the way, I used my triple flame torch to warm the foot and draw in the first puffs of smoke to start the journey. Follow along as I burn this one to ash.
Cigar Review Notes
- Little harsh to start
- Light grey ash forms on a medium to thick char line
- Woody notes start to appear as the harshness tones down
- Dry fruit notes round out the early profile
- Ash holds tight through the first third
- A mild wave in the burn begins to form
- Ash fell after a good run but revealed an off centered burn cone
- A touch up was required as the wave grew to an off burn
- Buttery and Oak notes enter in the second third
- Smoke Volume has been full and the draw has been easy
- Peppery spice enters near the end of the second third along with a touch of malt
- Moving into the final, there was a pleasant almond nuance
- Medium in Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 25 Minutes
Overall, the Nat Sherman Timeless Prestige Robusto was a decent cigar that I found to start a bit harsh at the start of the burn and eventually demonstrated some pleasant flavor notes and transitions. It did carry a solid ash for a good part of the journey but an wave in the burn grew into a small off burn that required a mild touch up. I think this is worth checking one out. I rate this an 88.
Point Deductions: (-1) Wave in Burn; (-1) Harsh to Start; (-1) Off Burn; (-1) Required a Mild Touch-up; (-1) Off Centered Burn Cone; (-1) Check one out