Cigar Review: Mombacho Cigars Cosecha 2012 Pre-Release

Mombacho Cigars Cosecha 2012 Pre-Release





Mombacho Cigars was founded in 2006 by Markus Raty and Cameron Heaps. Mombacho Cigars produces Tierra Volcan, Mombacho, Liga Maestro, 10th Anniversary Magnifico, Patina Cigars and Classico.


Mombacho Cigars are made at the Casa Favilli factory in Grenada, Nicaragua. Mombacho Cigars, S.A. debut their latest release, Cosecha 2012, at the International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retails (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The Cosecha 2012 was on display in the Mombacho Cigars booth (#455) starting on July 11, 2017.


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“This is a project of historic magnitude, not only for Mombacho Cigars, S.A. but for the whole cigar industry. Through a complex process, we will highlight the best of Nicaraguan tobacco crops every year starting with 2012. Not all tobaccos are acceptable for this line, this is a true vintage,” said Mombacho Cigars’ President and Master Blender, Claudio Sgroi.


The Spanish word “cosecha” translates to “harvest or agricultural yield” in English. The chosen name reflects the genuine nature of this line, which features Nicaraguan tobaccos solely from 2012 in this first release of this limited edition evoking the “vintage” concept in the wine world, – picking high quality fruits from a specific year, and a particular harvest or crop.


The cigars in this first release have been in the aging room at Casa Favilli, Mombacho’s factory in Granada, Nicaragua since late 2013. Additionally, Cosecha 2013, 2014 and 2015 have already been rolled and feature tobacco exclusively from the corresponding year and all of them are 100% Nicaraguan puros. These future releases are currently resting in the aging room at Casa Favilli for a minimum of four years until ready for distribution.


Each Cosecha release will be a 6 x 52 toro with a pigtail cap. The total number of cigars produced will depend on the crop yield of each year. The Cosecha 2012 has an MSPR of $21.95 and will be available in boxes of 10. Only 5,000 cigars have been produced and they will ship to retailers at the end of August 2017. “This project has been five years in the making and we are proud to launch Cosecha 2012 at the IPCPR 2017. Enjoy it!” concluded Claudio Sgroi, President and Master Blender at Mombacho Cigars.




Cosecha is a Nicaraguan puro, the wrapper is light brown in color with light seam, no tooth and minimal to zero vein. The wrapper is silky smooth to the touch, but has a thick durable feel to it. Loaded with Nicaraguan tobacco it is dense and solid. Rolled in the Toro format it has a wide open foot with a triple pigtail cap. Although when the cigar is in its final form it will have a different look as far as the band go’s.


Mombacho Cosecha


A gold volcano on a solid light brown background the “MOMBACHO” in solid gold font is the current look, per the press release the band will be a brightly colored orange with gold trim. The foot has bright yellow silk band reading “COSECHA” and “2012” in bright red font. On the inside of the band, as with all Mombacho cigars has a rolled on date, the Cosecha has 2012. Pre light aroma had notes of dried fruit and light cocoa. The cold draw produced flavors of sweet tea, milk chocolate and corn nuts.





A mild pleasant aroma of rich cedar off the toasted foot. Flavors of light milk chocolate, mild creamed leather and cinnamon. Background flavors of toasted cedar with a mild char, dried fruit sweetness, corn nuts and light coffee.

A mild black pepper dusting is creating a spicy coating covering the entire palate with mild char in between draws. Upper level white pepper on the retro with flavors of black cherries and chocolate creating a long sweet and medium level spicy finish.

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Leather/Cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Cedar/Char/Mild
  • Dried Fruit/Sweetness
  • Coffee/Light
  • Black Table Pepper/Dusting




The foot is producing some next level aroma of warm sweet cedar. Entering cruise control a distinct flavor of dried mangos giving the profile a mild sweetness. Flavors of corn nuts, milk chocolate and rich sweet cedar with mild char.

Background flavors of cocoa powder, creamed leather and nutmeg. Medium black table pepper is keeping the Cosecha straight MEDIUM bodied and FULL flavored. The retro has transitioned to MED black pepper evolving into flavors of black cherries and caramel.

  • Warm Cedar Aroma 
  • Dried Mangos
  • Corn Nuts
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Rich Cedar
  • Cocoa
  • Leather
  • Nutmeg
  • Black Pepper/Medium




In the final third flavors of dried fruit (Mango) with notes of citrus. Milk chocolate, nutmeg and creamy leather. The transition is long and slow allowing a myriad of warm distinct flavors to take point. Background flavors of cocoa powder, rich cedar char and ginger snap. Black table pepper has been consistent throughout most notable in between draws covering the entire palate. A sting of FULL white pepper right through the nostrils on the retro evolving into flavors of black cherries and caramel.

  • Dried Mangos
  • Citrus
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Nutmeg
  • Leather/Cream
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Rich Cedar
  • Ginger Snap
  • Black Table Pepper/Medium
  • White Pepper/Full on the retro evolving into flavors of Black Cherries and Caramel




CONSTRUCTION: Extra SOLID, the cigar felt dense and packed with filler

BURN: Razor sharp, thick black carbon line off the thick wrapper

ASH: Produced a whitish/Grey/Black appearance. Extra thick and solid producing a stack of nickels. Held an inch plus

DRAW: Milkshake type resistance producing an abundance of thick white smoke. An aroma of rich cedar filled the air

RE LIGHTS: Zero, combustion was constant with a consistent continuous smolder

STRENGTH: upper MEDIUM bodied FULL flavored




The Cosecha 2012 gets high marks on just about everything scored. The combustion was consistent all the way through each smoking duration and gave off an aroma of warm cedar throughout. The wrapper was solid and produced a thick black carbon line on the perfect burn.

The cigar produced a respectable amount of MEDIUM black pepper that balanced in with a consistent sweetness of dried fruit, most notably a mango citrus combination. A myriad of complimentary flavors were perfect on the palate, both balanced and complex with a solid construction.


Cigars for review: Mombacho Press party 

Cigars smoked for review: 2

Cigar Smoke rate: 94

Size: 6 x 52 (Toro)

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Produced: Casa Favilli Granada Nicaragua

Production run: 5,000 cigars in boxes of 10

Toar Campbell

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
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