Friday, March 14, 2014

La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte Robusto

A few years ago Logan from Cigar Federation turned me on to these cigars and I've been smoking them ever since. With the arrival of my new humidor two weeks ago I started rearranging my cigar stock and came to the realization there were nearly a box of these La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte robusto cigars tucked away in various humidors.

 Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.5  x 54 Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Pennsylvania Broad-leaf
  • Filler: Nicaraguan long-leaf ligeros from Esteli, Condega and Jalapa
La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte Robusto
Construction wise these cigars are pretty nice. They come packed in a dark thick, toothy, oily  Oscuro wrapper with a few small veins and tight but apparent seams. Testing the aromas from the foot, there is a strong woody, chocolate mixture to the nose. Once the head is clipped the free draw contains notes of cocoa and oak.

After this medium/full bodied cigar starts burning, the real fun begins. Right from the start this La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte is in my opinion a chocolate bomb. There are bold notes of chocolate, brown sugar, oak, molasses, cream, charcoal and earth with a nice lingering sweetness on the palate. This is the cigar where I started using the term "burnt mocha" to describe a chocolate, charcoal, cream finish. Now I doubt if I am the first person to ever coin that phrase, but I use it a great deal to describe the finish on maduro wrapped cigars.

As this cigar burns it leaves behind a firm light gray ash that normally holds on until about the middle if you are careful. They burn fairly straight, I have never corrected the burn on any, and the wrapper develops a glossy oil sheen in the second half.
Overall I feel this is a great cigar. It has good construction, a good burn and great flavors. If you haven't tried this cigar and you like Oscuro wrappers, I think you are missing out.

Rated: 92

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