Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano
Look: The wrapper a bit toothy but a very even tan color witg no imperfections.
Aroma: The cigar smells earthy and slightly sweet with notes of tobacco.
Prelight Draw: This holds the same earthy notes with tobacco and sweetness.
First Third: I immediately notice hints of wood, earth with a hint of spice. The spice is more baking spices with a hint of pepper, just enough for a bit of a bite without the overwhelming heat. It has a bit of a malty finish with coffee in the aftertaste. The retrohale has hints of cinnamon and hickory.
Second Third: The notes of coffee and spices pick up as the main notes, really warming the palate. There is now wood and coffee in the aftertaste. At the halfway point, I start to pick up peanuts and cayenne pepper. There is more spice through the nostrils at this point.
Final Third: The hickory really starts to come through in the final third, mingling with wood and coffee.The spice is very subtle on the palate, until the finish where it lingers with the same smooth malthy finish as the first third.
Conclusion: The Nomad Navigator is a great smoke in so many ways. The flavors are complex, yet balanced making it a good cigar for any time of day. The draw and burn are perfect and the cigar is just beautiful in its presentation and clearly well rolled. These have very quickly made their way into my regular rotation of favorite sticks.