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La Herencia Cubana CORE

Description

Some brands make an impression, yet some enhance our appreciation for the craft of premium boutique cigars. Core is the latter, producing an unadulterated cigar experience with every toast of the foot.

The blend....
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador sun-grown ligero
Binder: Esteli Habano viso
Filler: Esteli ligero, Jamastran ligero, Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Nicaraguan Ometepe ligero

Appearance....
- Dark, smooth wrapper with minimal veins
- Impressive oils casting a nice shine
- A gentle box-press finishes each vitola

The experience....
- Noble richness with a hearty, rustic core of genuine tobacco flavor
- A supporting cast of earth, leather, cream, and black pepper
- Bold yet elegant with superior balance and a lengthy, toasty finish
- Smooth through the nose
- Satisfying elevation of strength during the burn
- Warm aroma full of rich oak and toast
- Bold, earthy finish with ample zest

Note: La Herencia Cubana CORE recently underwent a packaging update. We currently have a mix of old and new packaging, so you may receive either. The cigars are the same, just the bands & boxes have changed.

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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
660 (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Box of 10
Backordered
$131.25
| save $31.25 24% off
$100.00
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
660 (Gordo) (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$65.63
| save $10.63 16% off
$55.00
Profile
Shape
Gordo
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$243.75
| save $53.75 22% off
$190.00
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Belicoso (6.2"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$60.94
| save $6.94 11% off
$54.00
Profile
Shape
Belicoso
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Box of 20
In Stock
$206.25
| save $46.25 22% off
$160.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Robusto (5.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$51.56
| save $6.56 13% off
$45.00
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Box of 20
Backordered
$225.00
| save $50.00 22% off
$175.00
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
Toro (6.5"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$56.25
| save $6.25 11% off
$50.00
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Habano
Origin
Nicaragua
Flavored
False
Pressed
True
Has Tip
No
Binder
Habano
Filler
Nicaraguan,  United States
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.67 out of 5 Based on 253 Ratings
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Solid full body flavor bomb! Hold on to your hat when you spark this one up! Woowee!
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The body is full but not too strong and the nice box press on the construction along with some notes of chocolate and wood makes this one of my favorite blends by aj Fernandez
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Brock

La Herencia Cubana CORE

Brock

Just when I think A.J. Fernandez has finally put together a cigar so grand that I consider it his pièce-de-résistance he puts together a new blend that proves me wrong.  How can this one guy make so many terrific cigars, really?  Never before have I become so fond of a cigar that falls near my upper price-range of my cigar budget (that price is at the $10.00 mark if you’ve read my AVO 85th review) that I’ve purchased so many 5-packs & eventually a box of the new La Herencia Cubana CORE cigars.  And not only have I purchased so many of these cigars, but instead of taking them home to put in my aging humidor, I’m enjoying them one after another.  I honestly do not know if these cigars will benefit much from aging them because they are made using such quality, well-aged tobaccos that they are in their prime as soon as the shipment came in.  If these cigar do get better with more age I will not only eat my words, but I’ll certainly be buying even more of these!!

After trying every size, it was tough to pick one.  There are 3 classic vitolas & one that’s pretty unique – The Dagger (which, unlike the rest of the lineup, is a round cigar with a chisel-type torpedo head.)  Just to be fair, I randomly picked - and I blindly chose the Belicoso for this review.  The hearty torpedo measures a healthy 6.25” x 52 that’s gently box-pressed, being more rectangular than it is square which then rounds out as you approach the cap of the tapered head.  The cigar is beautiful - solid in my hand with considerable heft and ‘gift-wrapped’ in a toothy, oily, dark-brown Habano sun-grown Ligero wrapper that’s almost oozing with oily goodness.  And it’s packed with 3 different Nicaraguan ligeros as well as a little PA Broadleaf tobacco making this one of the most unique blends out there.

Upon toasting the foot & lighting up I’m met with chewy, dense smoke that fills my mouth causing my salivary glands to kick into overload.  It’s as savory as a dry aged, N.Y. Strip Steak from the finest steak house.  Its initial flavors stand out as rich, toasty with sweet spice.  It produces a very “chewy” plume of smoke that’s starting to form a beautiful blue-white cloud all around me with a nice oaky aroma.  I’m in sheer bliss at the one inch point, and the ash is light gray, rock-solid & hangs on until almost the 2-inch mark when I gently tap it off into my tall Stinky Ashtray.  As I’m getting down into the ‘meat of it’ now it’s gaining flavor with each puff and the spicy-sweet, leathery character I love about fine, aged Nicaraguan tobacco is coming out along with a creaminess that complements the strength & flavor -  bringing together a harmony of rich-toastiness that I’ve never experienced with any other cigar.  The flavors are so unique that I know my description isn’t doing it justice, but it’s the best that words can do.

I’m into the last third of this incredible cigar now, and I’m in a very relaxed, almost trance-like state.  A few guys hanging out at the shop are laughing at me because I’m talking so slowly & typing much more deliberately at this point.  I pay them no attention; nothing can separate me from the enjoyment that this cigar is giving me at the moment.  The flavors are quite intense now, but still not overbearing & still amazingly balanced.  The creaminess is still present, but the predominant flavors are toasty spice & leather.  I finish the cigar with less than an inch of it left & leave it in the ashtray to extinguish itself gracefully, with dignity.