La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte

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La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte

La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte

A few months ago I reviewed and enjoyed the original line of the La Herencia Cubana by AJ Fernandez. After that review I received a few messages that I should give the La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte a shot as it would be even better than the original. Caving to peer pressure I picked up a couple five packs and a few loose singles from a handful of trades.

The La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte has the same blend as the original line with the filler coming from three regions of Nicaragua. The difference is the dark, thick, toothy and ever popular, Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper.


After I recorded the video, I had a leftover La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte and so, I decided to dissect it. I wetted the wrapper and clipped off the cap and started unraveling it. When I got to the bunch that makes up the filler I found, what I suspect, was the reason for the poor draw problems I experienced in the numerous cigars I smoked.


I had high hopes for the La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte. Its no secret that I’m a huge fan of AJ Fernandez’s work. Being such a fan I’m willing to give AJ the benefit of the doubt and chalk this experience up to a bad batch that got overlooked by quality control. We all have bad days right? Maybe once I’m less disheartened I’ll revisit the Oscuro Fuerte, but for now, I’m sticking with the original.


19 thoughts on “La Herencia Cubana Oscuro Fuerte

  1. Jerry, you have to get a box of these!!! I am on my second box with absolutely NO draw problems, maybe you got some so called “seconds” in the samplers…give these a shot again because they are one of my personal faves.

  2. Nice job on the tee shirt. Going old school!!! Nasty stems in those cigars or they look like stems? I love AJ but sounds like he went a bit cheap on this one.

  3. I really dig these cigars. I don’t recall having draw issues with them though, I’m sure those big ass stems didn’t help your sticks any.

    I would give them another shot down the road after they have marinated a while in the humi,

    Nice review!

  4. Hi Jerry,

    Or do we have to address you as ‘The good looking member from’ from now on?

    I bet the guy with all the hair has something to say about that statement!

    Always a pleasure

  5. Pretty much matches my experience with them. I had the tight draw from the beginning, which lasted throughout the cigar. There were a few points where the flavors showed some promise, but they were mostly washed out as you said.

    I may give some more a try in the future, but that would be several months down the road, in hopes that what appears to be a bad batch or two, will make their way out of the system.

  6. I have had these in two different sizes and I did not like either one. Poor draw and a lack of flavor due to the poor draw. I anticipated a great cigar found these to be a waste of money. Too many other cigars out there to fool around with these subpar sticks.

  7. I have been smoking the original La Herencia line for several years now. During that time, their construction has always been perfect. I have smoked a few of the oscuros and haven’t had any problems with them. I can only assume you just got a really bad batch as this seems out of the ordinary. Overall, I like the line, but think the original is a better stick.

    As always, thanks for a nice review.

  8. You stupid “eloquent”, wanna be “sophisticated” type f a g g o t s. youre all a bunch of f u c k i n g q u e e r s

  9. I just had my first La Herencia. It was Oscuro Fuerte. I had no draw problems. It was a wonderful full body smoke. I recieved my mix 5 from a friend and this was my first cigar of the year. I live in Montreal so smoking outdoors is based on weather permitting. Today was 45+ in temps. I enjoyed this great cigar. I may attain more in the future because of its great taste.

  10. I just smoked one and did not have any problems with it. you must have had a bad batch. Oh, you kept saing “Oscuro Fuente” it’s Fuerte.

  11. I’m smoking an Oscuro Fuerte (in the corona size) as we speak and it’s an excellent lil cigar. I have no draw problems, and the stick has a great toothy and spicy taste. Give ‘er another go!

  12. Watching the review and enjoying the Belicoso size. No draw problems whatsoever. Got mine in a sampler pack. Not a bad smoke for the price.

  13. I just finished the Oscuro Fuerte in 6 X 54 and it was a really good cigar.The construction of this cigar is great, easy to light, burned evenly all the way to the nub, only had to drop the ash twice. The flavor was nice and the draw was perfect. I will definitely buy somemore. I got this one in the 54 ring sampler from CI it has some really good smokes in it. I would give this one a 4 on a 1 -5 scale.

  14. I just lit one up that I got in an a assortment from CI. Wrapper looks perfect. Nice easy draw. Lots of flavor. I would say yes to another.

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