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La Herencia Cubana

Delicious through and through.

La Herencia Cubana means "Cuban heritage"....a fitting name indeed. From time to time I stumble upon a fantastic new cigar and find it hard to contain my excitement. I'm genuinely excited about it. See, I'm a cigar lunatic who burns through a half dozen cigars on light days, so I get very excited when a special cigar like La Herencia Cubana arrives on the scene. This is a legit, thoroughly delectable cigar. The wrapper is a dark, toothy, leathery-looking Ecuadorian Sumatra leaf that's responsible for delivering much of the intense, rich flavory goodness. The fillers are a well-balanced collection of long-leaf tobaccos from three of the major growing regions in Nicaragua: Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli. The smoke is medium to full in body and begins with a burst of black pepper, a feisty opening that's tamed by a rich yet smooth core of tobacco flavors and underlying creaminess that's present right on through to the cigar's conclusion. Its hearty bouquet is coupled with toasty, woodsy notes and a long-lasting, peppery aftertaste. Fans of unique and 'boutique' blends, I urge you to take me up on this one. As you know, we've got a generous return policy - so you've got nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain - especially for just over 3 bucks per cigar here at CI.
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Customer Reviews of “La Herencia Cubana”
I read the staff reviews on this brand (La Herencia Cubana)and decided to try them. I bought the toro size. It's gorgeous in every way. Beautiful wrappers, great construction, perfect draw, razor sharp burn, and oh my goodness, the flavors! What an outstanding tasting cigar. Lots of everything in this one. Layered spicy goodness in a well balanced cigar. I am nubbing my first one and this sucker has been deelish from the get go. Never got harsh or hot, while the flavors just kept building and building. To my taste this is medium plus bodied with plenty of stuffing. I really like these. CI does it again, amazing!!!! Great staff reviews too, right on! Thx
JW of Chicago, IL
This review is dead on! Medium-full bodied. La Herencia Cubana also has a subtle natural sweetness to it. Very Nicaraguan. Straightforward and smooth. Not super complex, but definitely not bland. There are a lot of big name cigars out there that can't come close to this one. Something you can smoke often and not get tired of. Quality construction and good draw. Worth every penny. My current favorite "go to" smoke on the cheap. Flavorful and rich. Not the best cigar out there, but one of the best in this price range for sure IMO. Would take it over Oliva G, 5 Vegas Classic & Gold, and a host of others.
AD of Rochester, NY
(La Herencia Cubana) Robusto. What a great smoke. I love these things. Leathery and Tobacco flavors throughout. There is much more leather in the Robusto than in the Torpedo or Toro. Even burn and great draw. Smoked it down to about an 1" and it was still cool and yummy. A bit spicy on the tongue but just enough to remind you that you are smoking. If you have not tried this smoke, do. Happy Smoking
SC of Templeton, CA
Like most of the other fan mail, I too was intrigued when I read about this new smoke (your marketing department is doing a great job). I got a sampler of these(La Herencia Cubana) and have been thoroughly impressed. The first one I had was the Lonsdale, not my favorite size, but a really good smoke. I know this sounds funny, but this cigar tasted like tobacco, I know it should, but so many have other nuances, and this was just straight up tobacco. I loved that. Today I had one of the Torpedoes and again was quite happy. Burn and draw were flawless. The construction was good, but there were some big veins that seemed out of place, but I dont look at cigars as much as I smoke them. The flavor again was tobacco, wood, pepper initially, but lots of cedar at the end. This stick will become one of my faves. If only CI would blow them out and I could buy them all :-) Happy Smoking
SV of Templeton, CA
This cigar is of excellent construction, great tobacco and wrapper. Here is a quick opinion: Burn...couldn't be better,very even and ash held well. Taste...first inch pepper and spice, then pepper goes away but spice remains. Flavor increases in intensity twards the end, all the while retaining the spicey flavor that lingers on the aftertaste. The finish is creamy, and intense. This is not a cigar I would burn while riding the mower or walking the dog. It's complex, needs to be smoked slowly and savored to enjoy the flavors to the fullest. I will always have some of these "Saturday night" cigars on hand, I love it!
WS of marion, NC
La Herencia Cubana is a totally worth-while cigar. Long, firm ash, pleasant although faint pre-light aroma, dead-even burn, good looks, medium strength and gentle, very pleasant flavour. I don't know if it tastes like rosebuds or bagpipe seasoning, but it's very enjoyable and I'm going to buy some more. Try it...good cigar.
MC of MLeesburg, VA
All the reviews are dead-on target. The La Herencia Cubana opens smooth and creamy and about an inch in (and every 5 minutes or so after that) a hefty dose of peppery spice slams the palate. The roller-coaster ride continues to the sad and inevitable end... creamy/woody/SPICE/creamy/woody/SPICE. Very nicely constructed, wonder flavor, nice low price point, and a great change of pace, only available at CI!
SO of Fort Irwin, CA
I was intrigued by the review, so I decided to give the La Herencia Cubas a shot. The review was spot on. While I can never really identify the flavors that some others can, I must say this cigar has a very interesting flavor profile. It hit me more on the second one I smoked. Earlier that day I had a small Cuban cigar and the La Herencia I had in the evening seemed more nuanced and flavorful to me. Sure surprised me! One of the reasons I love CI is that I am constantly trying and enjoying different blends and learning to appreciate the differences. I am a cigar smoker of many years standing and until I starting buying from you guys less than a year ago, I was bored with almost every cigar I smoked. Thanks for lighting up my taste buds!!
IW of Hoboken, NJ
The first thing I noticed with this cigar was its excellent construction. The wrapper was slightly veiny, but I like that. It is rolled tightly and perfectly straight. Upon lighting it burns and draws as good as any premium without any touch ups. You really have to wait until youre about an inch or more in to get the great flavor and aroma this cigar offers. Clean, woody and subtle tobacco flavors are all there just not right away. The combination of strength and smoothness is amazing. There is spice but it never bites or over powers. La Herencia Cubana is a winner.
EO of Milwaukee, WI
I've tried the toro and the salomon, loved them both. Cuban flavor at about $3 a stick. The only bad thing I found was the wraper tends to burst on the salomon, you want to keep those well humidified. Terrific flavor great even burn, and perfect draw every time, they never dissapoint!
RZ of Greenville, SC
Just smoked my first one (La Herencia Cubana), and though it will not replace my Indios Maxima's and ITC SF Maduro's as my favoites, this cigar is definitely a keeper for a good daily smoke. The review is spot on - flavors, construction, and steady burn are some of the excellent qualities of this brand. It satisfies in all respects - including a great price point. You guys at CI always deliver the goods as you introduce me and my fellow cigar lovers to new and pleasurable smoking experiences from all of the worlds best growers and torcedores. Keep 'em coming CI!
MD of Dania Beach, FL
I highly recommend this cigar!! I've gone through at least two 10-packs of the Solomons, and I'm about to finish my first box of the Toros. This is a cigar that will always be in my humidor. The flavor is smooth and the draw is always perfect. I would be willing to pay well over $100 for a box of these, so the less than $65 that CI charges for a box of Toros is a no brainer.
CH of Oviedo, FL
The (La Herencia Cubana) has become one of my favorite cigars. The robusto from first light starts off peppery for about an inch, then mellows out and gets more of a creamy woody flavor. Then the pepper comes back, leaves again, and then finishes with a hint of the pepper. The torpedo has the same characteristics but they are not as intense as the robusto's are. I can't decide which one I like better but I do know one thing, I love them both. To be honest, I enjoy this cigar more then many many $6-7 cigars I have had. For the price this cigar is a steal, I highly recommend buying a box.
JM of Bethlehem, PA
Finally got around to trying one of these that a came in a sampler I ordered. Since I wasn't familiar with the brand, I really wasn't expecting much. After trying the robusto, I can definately be put in the "love it" group. It is an oak and leather tasting cigar with a long peppery finish. This cigar is deceptively full bodied. The burn and draw were very good and the price is fantastic. The only argument I have with the staff reviews is the complexity. This cigar is a little one sided, but it is very enjoyable.
SS of Waynesboro, PA
I've been in the sales rep side and retail side of the cigar industry for 7 years now and I've been smoking for nearly 10 years and I'm heavy smoker (5-7 cigars a day typically) I've tried nearly every brand the industry has to offer and at around $3 a stick this is the best value I've found. The LHC isn't all that complex, however the construction is better than most brands you'll find in your typical brick and mortar store. And even though it does lack complexity the leather and pepper nuances you do get from the cigar are incredible. A dynamite buy that blows out ANYTHING in it's price range. If I only had $60 to spend as a general consumer, I'd buy this everytime.
CC of Jacksonville, FL
I recently smoked my first La Herencia Cubana. This is the best made cigar I have ever smoked. It had a perfect draw, burned cool, straight and slow (1.75 hours) with decent flavor. Good stuff!
AB of Jacksonville, FL
Sumatra fans rejoice ! This is one flavorful, smooth stick. Got the first one in a sampler and have since bought 2 boxes. Nice medium body goes well with a brown ale on a Saturday afternoon. Great price for a great product. Like the Oscuro version also.
MM of Moosic, PA
Sumatra fans rejoyce ! This is one flavorful, smooth stick. Got the first one in a sampler and have since bought 2 boxes. Nice medium body goes well with a brown ale on a Saturday afternoon. Great price for a great product. Like the Oscuro version also.
MM of Moosic, PA
This is my first ever review as I have only been smoking about a year, I am a fan of the mild to medium body cigars. I received one of these in a sampler and WOW! I am very impressed and very hooked now, this is so far the best cigar I have ever had within my taste profile, I have a few cubans in my humi and these taste just like them, I am definitely buying a box of these beauties, give them a try!
AV of Alpharetta, GA
Great aroma for starter. Very well built (solid ) . It's has a fine taste throughout the cigar. I've tasted better but this will do. For me this one a medium strength. Flavor stays the same throughout the smoke. These are great bargain. Sooner or later I'll be making a purchase.
FD of Gardena, CA
What a great smoke tons of flavors beautiful draw great amount of smoke if you let them rest in your humidor for awhile you will really appreciate this fantastic cigar.
AP of New Carrollton, MD
O....MG!! That is all you need to know!!
GS of perkasie, PA
Just wanted to put in my thoughts on this great cigar. I first received these in the Blue Chip Combo #8. I smoked all five and deceided I need a box. My box of LHC toro arrived in the mail and one was smoked right away. The rest are now in my humidor. These cigars are a bit peppery and spicey upon lighting the cigar, which is fine with me. They tend to mellow out, which a smooth tobacco taste on your palate. The last third or so is the return of the spice and pepper. Great complex cigar. The burn is even along with plenty of blue grey smoke. Take your time and enjoy this one. I drive for a living and can average two hours on the toro size. Enjoy La Herencia Cubana. Thanks CI for another great smoke "n" deal.
TB of Cape Cod, MA
A similar flavor profile to a Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic, at a third less cost!
SS of Fontana, CA
I wrote before but need to write again. This is an excellent cigar. Nice even burn, easy draw, peppery, plenty of smoke!!!!!! I smoke the Lonsdales and find it great to "sip" on. I would put this against any higher priced cigar.
FS of Gaithersburg, MD
Ordered another box..........I am hooked. Nice job on a cigar that is affordable.
FS of Middle, MD
This cigar was in a sampler. Lit it and WOW......Spice and pepper-never before with any other. Stayed together,no spliting or unwrapping, burned even enough. The other fan is correct, you really need to sit and make time to enjoy this one. Ordered a box right after I smoked it. Thanks
FS of Middle, MD
I don't know how or why these are labeled as being "medium/full strength", because these are without a doubt, full strength. I think they taste and smell great, although they have a strong aftertaste which I'm not really a fan of, but I guess that's what you get with all full strength cigars. It is also the most spicy out of all the cigars I have tried when it burns down towards the nub. I am definitely a fan, but I let one of my friends try it (who is not very accustomed to smoking), and without inhaling caught a strong head buzz with a side of stomach pain.
BH of Kannapolis, NC
Wow. Bang for the $ is high. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. Click buy now and get your buzz on. Wow again. LHC is legit.
MW of Fort Worth, TX
After getting one in a sampler I have since bought a box of toros, a box of torpedoes, and a box of robusto, along with countless 5-packs. The problem is I keep sharing them with golf buddies and then they are constantly asking for more. I suggest not sharing as now I have 2 friends that like me rate this as their primary smoke, on the bright side they always invite me on golf outings as I ALWAYS have a hef-a-dor full of these babies with me!!
MB of Johnson City, TN
Got 2 of these in a Sampler. Very nice cigar, smoked easy, great flavor. Burned all the way down and kept the flavor consistent. Will have to order a box of these!
BO of Hanover Park, IL
This is a decent cigar as is the oscuro version. Nuts and buttered toast with some nice spice. final third was bitter. This cigar would benefit from time in the humidor. It's not a great cigar as so many suggest. It is a good value.
TA of Mequon, WI
This is one of my three favorite cigars, add the diesel unholy cocktail and man of war runination to the mix. The la Herencia is very flavorful and outright delious, I highly recommend them.
KH of Jacksonville, FL
As I type this message I am enjoying the toro. I picked up two of these beauties when I bought my usual bundle of everyday stogies. This is one of the best constructed cigars I have ever smoked. It has a solid ash, a good draw a very mild to medium strength. I note cedar and leather but nothing overpowering, just a damn good cigar. I have ones in my humidor that cost a lot more but aren't near this good. My next order will be a bundle of these goodies.
DO of DAVENPORT, IA
Smoked my first one this morning in a sample pack. Now ordering my first box. Great cigar for the money.
SK of TYLER, TX
I smoked my 1st La Herencia Cubana a while back & was pleasantly surprised by the flavor, construction & price. A good quality medium bodied cigar. What puts this deal over the top is the 5 pack freebie of one of the best blends anywhere, the deliciously bold Core. 5 Toros would set you back nearly the cost of the entire box purchase, making this another "no-brainer". If you haven't had the pleasure of trying Core, this is your chance. Be forewarned that it is not for sissies. If your idea of full flavored is a Macanudo, look elsewhere.
BB of LOVELAND, OH
Plain and simple. I am huge on cigars with extreme draws. This is one of them. Smooth, full, slightly sweet with deep rich pure tobacco taste. If you love your full bodies as I do, try these. It's currently burning my fingers because I can't let it go. Love it!
JY of Rochester, NY
I've smoked two of the Toro size I rec'd in two different CI Kitchen Sink Samplers. The first one did not impress. Like many of the other sticks in the first sampler, it had construction/burn issues. The second one was a different story. Perfect construction, very good burn and enjoyable. I've had differing experiences with Sumatra wrappers. Some leave a very dry aftertaste on the finish. This wrapper was not one of those, thankfully. The cigar opened with quite a bit of strength, but quickly settled down to a medium bodied, medium strength creamy profile. I cannot say much about the actual flavors except they were pleasing. Sweet tobacco seems to be at the forefront and again very creamy textured. The draw was somewhat resistant in the beginning, but opened up nicely as the cigar warmed up. Lots of thick smoke. Very good as an anytime smoke. If they stay at this price point, I will be buying boxes when my coolidor has some room in it.
RA of MESA, AZ

La Herencia Cubana

Posted by Jeff K

I burn a lot of cigars, so I’m always looking for something inexpensive, but enjoyable. I don’t mind spending $7-10 bucks on a cigar I like, but if I can find something good for less- bring it on. The eternal quest may just have ended. I discovered La Herencia Cubana, like an oasis in the desert, just at the right time. With SCHIP quickly approaching, most of the cigars are going to go up a minimum of 40 cents a pop (the sad part is that many are going up much more drastically). So a cigar that was 5 bucks a stick could realistically become 6 dollars or even more in many cases. La Herencia Cubana is currently between $2.50 and $3.00 a stick- so realistically it may go up, but only marginally (I hope!). Worst-case scenario 4 bucks a piece, which is still a totally appetizing price.

Forget the previous- that this cigar retails for less than $3. If I handed you one un-banded, I’d be willing to bet a hefty sum that you like it and would be willing to pay more. I’ve always said if a cigar burns well, draws well, and tastes half decent- it’s worth 4 dollars, right? Sure, there are definitely undervalued cigars out there, even in the $1-2 range, but they usually lack a bit in the flavor department. Therein lays the difference between La Herencia Cubana and others in it price range.

Haven’t heard of La Herencia? Well have you heard of Padilla Habano, ITC 10th Anniversary, Rocky Patel Fusion, or Man O’ War? All top dollar sticks, made side-by-side in the same factory as La Herencia. Same rollers, same quality control, same well-fermented, well- aged tobaccos. 

La Herencia Cubana employs an oily, Sumatra wrapper from Ecuador that’s just loaded with flavor. The balance of long-fillers from different regions of Nicaragua (Jalapa, Condega, and Esteli) along with the wrapper, creates an experience that’s ultimately smooth, but also extremely flavorful and complex. The final piece, which completes this cigar to a degree usually reserved for the pricey sticks, is the aroma. I just savor it. Extremely rich, but with that buttery baked bread smell that’s just so enjoyable, the aroma alone is worth the price of the cigar. The smoke itself is cool, creamy and velvety thick. With notes of cedar, spice, and tobacco- La Herencia imparts a rich, earthy profile that changes constantly and keeps it interesting until the final puff. Medium-full bodied, enjoyable and intensely flavorful.

Honestly, I think I could smoke one everyday. Hell, for that price- twice a day. It’s just good. With about 500 different brands of cigars to pick from- I chose this for my first review. I think that speaks for itself.

La Herencia Cubana

Posted by Keith

Around the CI Campfire a debate has raged as of late - and it ain’t about politics. It’s about an interesting brand called La Herencia Cubana. It's one of those blends that 60% of folks absolutely love, but the rest hate - and not much in-between. It's a product of cigar maker AJ Fernandez, maker of a few Padilla and Rocky Patel lines, plus the exquisite Man O' War blend, among others. Since the day it first hit our catalog a few months back I raved about it because I find it to be a fantastic smoke. I am a cigar geek, 100% certified. "Guilty as charged, your Honor." Indeed, I eat, drink, and breathe cigars....and when a new one comes out, one I feel the CI Faithful will appreciate, I can't help but shout it from the mountaintop. Not just to be able to rub a few nickels together and pay the light bill - which is an added advantage - but mainly to expand the horizons of fellow cigar dudes (that's you). After all, you owe it to yourself to enjoy more than just one type of wine, one beer, one woman (ooops, cancel that one) or one type of food all day.

La Herencia Cubana is a genuine beauty. The wrapper is Ecuadorian Sumatra and is positively sultry, with an oily, slightly toothy, leathery texture and seamless appearance. So pretty - and combined with lovely, if understated, bands - that your expectations inevitably soar upon first glance. And after burning two boxes over the past month, there's no doubt this cigar deserves a few moments of your time. NOTE: it will take you a few sticks to appreciate its subtle nuances; in fact, it will take you at least an inch into the first one before the cigar's flavor really opens up, so be a tad patient. 

Each size is filled to the brim with premium Nicaraguan tobaccos from the country’s three growing regions, promoting a true Nicaraguan character: rich and aromatic. La Herencia's strength is deceiving, largely in part to the aged long-fillers....it's well-balanced, creating subtle and gradual changes throughout the burn. The cigar opens with some peppery notes that fade quickly, but not totally. A creamy core of tobacco and wood soon dominates. Alternativing hints of oak and cedar, oddly enough sometimes both at once. Midway through there’s a slight touch of coffee bean, just before the cigar really stretches its legs and becomes fuller in character

I understand all palates are different and not every enthusiast will fall in love with this cigar. I love it and therefore urge you to give it a shot. Considering our convenient return policy, it’s worth it and then some. Join the debate, men!

La Herencia Cubana

Posted by Steve R

If you read Keith’s review on this cigar, you understand the debate behind it. If not, it seems to be a love or hate blend. While most of our customers enjoy it, some do not....and our retail store has been marked as a meeting grounds for their (seemingly) weekly debates. Ever since Keith wrote his review last month, I have received a steady stream of emails asking me what my take is. Why? I have no idea. I’m just cigar-crazed goofball with spiky hair. But here goes!

First off, let’s talk looks. La Herencia is a blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers inside a Sumatra-seed wrapper grown in Ecuador. Like most Ecuadorian wrappers, this leaf is smooth and oily. However, it maintains the dark hue and almost-leathery trait of a good Sumatra. The cigar really is quite pretty and gives off a nice pre-light aroma.

Now, let’s get into the smoke itself. The opening is quite creamy, with a heavy dose of toast and wood. Every now and then some hefty spices enter the fray, but they are quickly diminished by the smooth, lingering aftertaste. After about an inch, the flavors seem to mellow a bit, but the strength does quite the opposite. Ahh....welcome to Nicaragua, please enjoy your stay. The flavors are balanced, but rich, releasing a deep, aromatic smoke with some body behind every puff. The smoke coats my palate, leaving behind the slightest tingling sensation. The toast and wood remain, but I am now picking up a trace of coffee bean. The smoke is all over me, with a zesty, cedary element. The peppery aspect of this cigar is beginning to build with each puff as the cigar approaches the midway point.

I’ll be honest with you. My head is starting to swim a bit. I’ve burned through enough of these to know it’s medium to full in body. However, every now and then one really seems to kick me in the knees early on.

The cigar ends in a big way, with all the flavors (except the coffee) fighting for supremacy. Quite a nice ending for such a subtle, yet sophisticated cigar. Now that it's done, here's my take: it's not the best cigar on the planet, but I have to agree with the majority here, and I'll continue burning them.

While reviewing this cigar, I thought about the love-hate relationship people seem to have for it. And believe me, these types of relationships occur with many brands, even some of today’s best. I think there are many times when enthusiasts give up on a cigar after just a few minutes, not knowing how the cigar might change in both flavor and strength during the burn. While the first inch might be boring, the final 4 or 5 inches might be fantastic....but, some people might not last long enough to get there. Worst part is, many won’t give the cigar another chance after chucking the first out the car window. One, stop littering. Two, give cigars a chance, you might be surprised!

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