The La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte in Toro size. About 8 months ago I bought a large sampler of cigars and I have been slowly working my way through the bunch. The La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte is a AJ Fernandez creation and I happen to be a big fan of his Diesel and San Lotano Oval cigars so I had high expectations for this cigar. The La Herencia Cubana is an inexpensive cigar coming in at around $4 per stick. Construction of this cigar is excellent and the burn was nearly perfect until the last third when I did get some “canoeing”. The draw was great which I have come to expect from Fernandez rolled cigars. Not to be too picky but the label on this cigar was not very impressive, with very little detail and lackluster design it might help the sales of this stick if they were to give it a refreshed design. But the most important thing is the taste so lets address that next.
The La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte started off extremely full bodied for the first 5 minutes or so of the smoke (dare I say it was harsh?). Super deep coa-coa flavors and a nice amount of white smoke. After the first third was done the cigar transitioned into a smoother more carmel flavor and remained that way until the end. I would be lying if I said the flavors were complex and intriguing because they were not but I am not expecting anything too wild in a sub $5 cigar. I will say I didn’t totally hate this cigar but I think even for the low price point I would seek something else.
- Bad burn
- Harsh flavors