La Herencia Cubana robusto

Some time ago I smoked this A.J. Fernandez made La Herencia Cubana oscuro fuerte robusto and loved it. Now this is the normal La Herencia Cubana blend, a Nicaraguan cigar with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and a 5×50 size.
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I see a nice medium dark wrapper with a few veins that make the cigar look rough and tough. I like the band. The cigar has a nice wood and barnyard smell. The construction feels good. The predraw is on the loose side and I taste a spicy and peppery raisin flavor.
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The first flavors are spicy, lots of herbs and mild bitter. Dry and full. The flavors are also mild sweet. After half an inch the flavors get a little less spicy and full, but they remain mild bitter. After an inch the bitterness disappears and I taste a mild chocolate flavor with the spices and herbs.
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I taste herbs with some wood and spices and that’s it. No development on the palate afterwards, just more of the same. Near the end I get a splash of black pepper.
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This cigar has a smoke time of an hour and ten minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke. The draw is on the loose side. The medium gray ash is firm. I had a couple of burn issues and the purge is huge. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? It is a nice cigar, but I like the oscuro fuerte better.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7/ 10
Draw: 6 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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