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La Herencia Cubana

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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 flavor 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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Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Lonsdale (corona) (6.5"x44)
Box of 20
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$153.60
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$91.99
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Lonsdale (corona) (6.5"x44)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$38.40
| save $6.41 17% off
$31.99
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20
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$153.60
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$91.99
Profile
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Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$38.40
| save $6.41 17% off
$31.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Box of 20
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$161.40
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$96.99
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Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
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Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5
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$40.35
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$32.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Box of 20
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$165.00
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$98.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Torpedo (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5
Only 3 Left
$41.25
| save $8.26 20% off
$32.99
Profile
Shape
Torpedo
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Filler
Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.51 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 227 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "La Herencia Cubana"
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5 out of 5
Good
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4 out of 5
Just another great cigar from A J Fernandez,need I say more.
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5 out of 5
very good smoking cigar
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5 out of 5
A nice medium body smoke with a little pepper at the start that decreases as you get into it. Great burn.
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3 out of 5
First few puffs are harshly spicy. Thought I was getting into something much more aggressive than I'd bargained for. The pepper disappeared in the first inch, however, giving way to a much more palatable, albeit fairly bland smoke. Nothing awful or great, a pretty simple upper-medium bodied cigar. Cedary and a little nutty. Lots of smoke. Keep a drink handy. Nothing exotic or highly desirable, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered. Decent humidor filler with solid construction and a good even burn.
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3 out of 5
Draw was ok, Burn wasn't bad, Smoke could be better!
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5 out of 5
Smooth taste , great draw, finish is the best
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5 out of 5
Great cigar, complex and juicy.
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5 out of 5
I truly enjoy smoking the La Herencia brand and this one was just as good as the other ones by them.
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5 out of 5
Well balanced cigar. Pleasantly easy smoke and tasty.
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4 out of 5
First time smoking these and the flavor is good, it burns evenly and it’s an enjoyable yet not too expensive cigar.
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5 out of 5
Very nice cigar. Tight, smooth, even smoke. Full bodied flavor. Good value
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4 out of 5
For a reasonably priced stick these are pretty good medium strength cigars for golfing or working around the yard. Burn is decent and they have decent volumes of smoke. Sometimes they stovepipe or run. I find the TOROS to be a MUCH better stick. Must need a tad more tobacco to bring out the true quality of the LaHerencia line.
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5 out of 5
I almost exclusively smoked diesels. I happen to look at an ad for the La Herencia and decided to buy a couple of boxes to try mostly because they were made by AJ Hernandez who also makes diesels. The construction was excellent the draw was easy and the smoke was wonderful they're not really a full-bodied cigar but I enjoy the flavor because it's not harsh on your tongue. I'm going to buy more
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4 out of 5
Medium to bold and smooth. Great burn. Good all around cigar. Doesn't break the bank either.
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4 out of 5
Good smoke, nice taste, one of my fav.
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4 out of 5
Better than expected. Draw and burn were both very good. Flavor profile was as advertised. I smoked several to confirm my impressions. This one could make my regular rotation
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4 out of 5
Excellent size, flavor, shape, strength. Well constructed, good burn ans ash. Price on the website was the deal closer
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4 out of 5
Not bad for the price
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5 out of 5
As I expected
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5 out of 5
If you can’t find a real Cohiba from Cuba try this as an alternative. Great smoke red wrap!
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5 out of 5
Smooth / right size /. Perfect ??
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5 out of 5
I just bought a pack of 5 and I am happy with them. The flavor is amazing and it staid lit the entire evening. I paired this with black-spiced rum and it was perfect. This would pair just as well with bourbon and most whiskies. At the end of the evening I finished the cigar with a glass of water and it had enough of its own flavor that even that was refreshing. For the price, you would do well with this medium-full bodied cigar. Enjoy!
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4 out of 5
Decent amount of smoke. Good flavor with moderate intensity. Flavor stayed consistent down to a nub. Wrapper held up good with even burn
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5 out of 5
Good taste and burn. My everyday cigar
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5 out of 5
Slow even burning. Full flavor with no bite all way down.
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5 out of 5
good smokes geed prices outstanding service
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5 out of 5
Great every day cigar for the price
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5 out of 5
Very enjoyable smoke. Burns well, good taste. Overall, I really liked and enjoyed this cigar.
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4 out of 5
Good cigar has a decent burn and the draw is usually smooth and easy.
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3 out of 5
On the harsh side. Decent flavor 2/3rds in
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3 out of 5
They burn well and have a nice but one dimensional flavor. Good yard gar.
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4 out of 5
Draw well with good amount of smoke. This is one of my regular selections. The only negative is they do not hold their ash well, so if you need to tap the ash off regularly or it ends up on your shirt.
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5 out of 5
good taste, burn and wrap
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5 out of 5
Pure quality! Truly a 5 star smoke!
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4 out of 5
Was surprised great burn and flavor
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5 out of 5
I received my 20 cigars and have tried 5 so far and I am very pleased with them. I would recommend them to every cigar smoker. Jim Middendorf
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3 out of 5
Smokeable but nothing to write home about. Construction does not provide a good consistent burn and the flavor is average
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4 out of 5
Good smoke, sometime hard to draw, unwrapped itself when smoked.
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5 out of 5
This one has a great taste too. I like all medium cigars..
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5 out of 5
I have found the La Herencia line of cigars are all well constructed with very even draw and burn. The flavor profile is balanced especially for a stick at this price!
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5 out of 5
Had a nice spice to it!Smooth!
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5 out of 5
This cigar burns evenly consistently. The flavor is a true tobacco flavor with no aftertaste. The draw is always great. I am a big fan of A J Fernandez. This cigar is still at a reasonable price, so I try to keep these in my humidor.
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4 out of 5
Enjoyed from start to finish
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4 out of 5
This is a good cigar, although the consistency is not as I would expect. The smoke and flavor are very good, problem is that in this box I have found a couple that are too tight and they don't smoke easily.
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3 out of 5
Good value foe everyday cigar
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5 out of 5
Great smoke, flavor, and burns evenly.
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4 out of 5
Very nice medium full. Well made, flavor/quality beyond its price point. Surprised as some with Cuba something in the name often are phony poor quality. This one’s an exception.
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4 out of 5
A very tasty all around cigar
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4 out of 5
Good cigars for the money. Burn is even, good flavor in a straightforward sort of way. Good choice for a morning cigar if Connecticut’s are too light for you
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Jeff K

La Herencia Cubana

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.

Steve R

La Herencia Cubana

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!

Keith

La Herencia Cubana

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!