Five years ago, Mombacho Cigars' president and master blender Claudio Sgroi set aside some Nicaraguan tobacco from 2012—a harvest he thought to be exceptional. Now, smokers will have the chance to experience this banner-year tobacco with the Mombacho Cosecha 2012, a limited-edition cigar made only with tobacco from 2012.
“It’s a true vintage cigar, which is rare in the industry,” Sgroi told Cigar Aficionado.
The cigars were teased at the 2017 IPCPR trade show last summer, but are now shipping to retailers.
The Mombacho Cosecha 2012 measures 6 inches by 52 ring gauge and is finished with a specially-made pigtail cap that can be easily pulled off, leaving a small hole that allows the smoker to puff immediately without having to use a cutter.
“The pigtail has the same trick of the 10th anniversary,” Sgroi said. “You can pull it with your teeth and smoke through it.”
According to Sgroi, the cigars were rolled in 2013 and have been aging for four years at the factory in Nicaragua. They come packed in 10-count boxes and retail for $21.95 each. Only 5,000 cigars were produced.
Mombacho cigars are made in Nicaragua at the Casa Favilli factory, a restored mansion in the colonial city of Granada.