Mombacho Launches Cosecha 2015
Christmas comes in July. No PCA tradeshow? No problem. On July 1, the folks at Mombacho launched the latest in their annual, limited-run Cosecha series, the Cosecha 2015. The series debuted back in 2017 with the Cosecha 2012 which immediately gained high praise throughout the industry and quickly became a boutique fan favorite. The Spanish word cosecha means “harvest” which is a reference to the fact that all tobaccos used in the cigar are not only all Nicaraguan, but come from the same year’s harvest, which in this case is 2015. Once the puros are rolled they are aged for the remaining 5 years until they’re boxed, released and shipped.
The tobaccos are carefully selected from the 2015 crops in different regions, like Jalapa, Estelì and Condega by Mombacho’s President and master blender, Claudio Sgroi. In describing the idea behind the series, Sgroi states, “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 aficionados. Cosecha is a project that has been in my heart since the day I started working with Mombacho.”
Sgroi alluded to the fact that the Cosecha 2015’s strength would be kicked up a notch saying, “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, 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.”
- Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: 2015 Jalapa
- Binder: 2015 Jalapa
- Filler: 2015 Estelì, Jalapa and Condega
- Production: Casa Favilli, Granada, Nicaragua
- Vitola: Toro [6.0″ x 52]
- Box: 10
- Price: $29.95 [Box $299.50]
The cigars will only be made in the Toro vitola and feature the Cosecha trademark flag-topped cap. MSRP has been announced to be $29.95 per cigar before taxes although Mombacho’s official website shows them at between $28 and $29 US. Only 4300 cigars are being produced (430 boxes of 10) for global distribution. It is not known how many the US market will see, although it is estimated that the US may see a higher share due to higher consumption and demand. – In Fumo Pax!