Cigar Review: La Herencia Cubana Core

Basic Information:

Name – La Herencia Cubana Core

Size – Robosto Box Pressed

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano Ligero

Tobacco Blend – Nicarguan with PA Broadleaf

Pricing – $5.50

Body – Full


​Brown paper bag like band with bronze toned font. Cigar is dark chocolate color and box pressed. Invisible seams and one big vein. This is finished with a messy double cap.


Aroma – Chocolate, almond, cedar, barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Wet Cedar and almond

After Toast:

First third – ​Flavor of pepper blast the palate out of the gate with an earthy note. The pepper settles down and a nice spice and cocoa mix with the earthy note. Burn was slightly jagged. Ash is medium gray. Fell off a half inch in due to some wind.

Second Third – ​​Flavors of earth and spice continue in this third along with a deep espresso note. A slight anise flavor on the finish as well. Burn is pristine. Ash went another two inches in this third.

Final Third – ​Earth, spice and espresso are the main notes with an underlying cedar component. Burn remained perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

2016 Greyrock Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

The La Herencia Cubana is a great cigar for the money. This was a real rich meaty stick that pushed the palate to the extreme. It was a strong cigar so I wouldn’t recommend for beginners. All in all, another AJ Fernandez gem.