Cigar Review: La Herencia Cubana CORE Belicoso

Initial Thoughts:

One of the reasons I joined the Luxury Cigar Club was to get new cigars sent to me – cigars that I might not pick up off the shelf on my own. And that's what they delivered. The La Herencia Cubana is a cigar I know nothing about, and I'm excited to light it up and give it a try.

The La Herencia Cubana is a boxed pressed cigar with a dark Maduro wrapper that is almost perfect. After I cut the torpedo end, I could get plenty of smoke and flavors of cracked pepper. The first third of the cigar burned perfectly, and I'm looking forward to tasting what this stick has in store.


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Brand: Core
Line: La Herencia Cubana
Size: 6 1/5 x 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $12
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaragua, United States

Final Thoughts:

The La Herencia Cubana is an incredibly well-made cigar. Even down into the final third, the cigar isn't hot and the smoke doesn't feel uncomfortably warm in your mouth. The La Herencia Cubana has a consistent draw and an even burn.

However, regarding the flavors, eh. I could taste pepper and some creamy-ness, but overall, I just didn't like the flavor of this cigar, and this isn't really a cigar I'd want to smoke again. The peppery flavors weren't all that peppery, and the creaminess wasn't all that creamy.

And, because I wouldn't grab this cigar off the shelf to smoke with you, I have to give the La Herencia Cubana a CigarScore of 2.

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