Cigar of the Week

Cigar of the Week: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Selection University (Toro)

(Note: This review originally appeared on CigarJack.)

Nat Sherman Metropolitan

Brand: Nat Sherman
Line: Metropolitan Selection
Vitola: University (Toro) 6 x 50
Origin: Dominican
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Body: Medium-to-full
Strength: Medium-to-full
Box Price: $79.95 (Box of 25)

Next up for Nat Sherman: its Metropolitan line. (Thanks, once again, to Mike Holba from Nat’s for sending me this one.)

The Metropolitan is one of Nat’s best-selling lines, and I can see why. It’ll start you off with a nice toasty flavor, but as you progress through the cigar, you’ll get hints of coffee a touch of spice. It’s not as sweet as its brother, the Host; it’s a bit more balanced, and quite sophisticated.

I did notice, however, that one of the Metropolitans started to fall apart towards the head, mainly around the band. The second Metropolitan I smoked, however, did not.

Verdict: Once again, a consistent smoke throughout with the taste of a slightly more expensive cigar. I paired this one with a Stella Artois — I like some cigars with beer; sue me — as it’s a good smoke to have after a heavy dinner. (I stay away from heavy, heavy smokes after big meals.) As I said earlier, there were some structural issues with one of the cigars, but you may find there aren’t any. Either way, I wouldn’t let this scare me from buying a few.

Similar cigars: I’d compare this to the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real.