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.