Mombacho Cosecha 2015 released. For the fourth year in a row, the Nicaraguan boutique brand Mombacho Cigars has released the annual Cosecha release. Cosecha means harvest, so all the tobacco used in this limited-edition is harvested in 2015.
Mombacho released cosecha cigars with tobacco from 2012, 2013, and 2014 in the previous years. The Cosecha 2016 is already produced as well. Those cigars are aging in the aging room of Casa Favilli. Casa Favilli is Mombacho’s iconic production facility in Granada.
Only 430 ten-count boxes or of the Mombacho Cosecha 2015 are produced, and they are shipped to retailers within and outside of the United States. With such limited stock, it is expected that the Mombacho Cosecha 2015 is sold out in a heartbeat. Worldwide shipping is available from the Mombacho website as well.
“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. Cosecha 2012, Cosecha 2013 and Cosecha 2014 surprised the aficionados” said Claudio Sgroi, President and Master Blender of Mombacho Cigars. “Cosecha is a project that has been in my heart since the day I started working with Mombacho and I am thrilled to share it with all of you now” added Sgroi.
The crop and the blending process
Sgroi further explains “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. In 2015, I discovered an excellent and Cosecha worthy crop, albeit with stronger tobacco than in recent years. I identified and worked with these characteristics allowing for the strongest Cosecha Vintage in history.
“The primary challenge was blending a stronger, yet beautifully balanced Cosecha Cigar. This required an adjustment in Jalapa tobaccos to help smooth and offset the power, yet still providing a very pleasant full-bodied blend without sacrificing the complexity of its flavors.”
Blending any Mombacho Cigar involves identifying & leveraging the unique characteristics of each crop, then highlighting the soul and profile of each Tobacco in the blend. This makes for an extremely difficult task but this is the true spirit of a Cosesha vintage cigar