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.