Mombacho Cigars is releasing the fourth edition of its Cosecha annual limited edition. A Nicaraguan puro, this year’s Cosecha is made entirely of tobaccos from the 2015 crop.
“True vintage is almost impossible to find in the cigar industry and we have created a cigar that showcases the best Nicaraguan tobaccos with Cosecha,” says Mombacho’s president and master blender Claudio Sgroi in a press release announcing the release of Cosecha 2015. The cigars get their name from the Spanish word for “harvest,” which denotes the special nature of the Cosecha line of cigars, which are made entirely of Nicaraguan tobaccos from a single year’s crop. “Cosecha 2012, Cosecha 2013 and Cosecha 2014 surprised aficionados. Cosecha is a project that has been in my heart since the day I started working with Mombacho.”
Cosecha 2015 cigars were made several years ago and have been aging inside Mombacho’s Casa Favilli factory’s aging rooms since then.
“When accessing the potential for any new Cosecha Vintage, I first determine the conditions, yields and specific qualities of that year’s tobacco crop in Nicaragua,” Sgroi continues. “In 2015, I discovered an excellent, Cosecha-worthy crop, albeit with a stronger tobacco than recent years. I identified and worked with these characteristics allowing for the strongest Cosecha Vintage in history.”
Sgroi describes the Cosecha 2015 as “strong but balanced” and with notes of dark chocolate and wood. The cigars are Toro-sized (6 x 52) with a pigtail cap and are packaged in 10-count boxes with an MSRP of $29.95 per cigar before state and local taxes. Only 430 boxes were produced for worldwide distribution. Cosecha 2015 will officially launch on July 1 at select cigar retailers and at mombachocigars.com.