Earlier this year, Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced the latest in their annual Cosecha series: Mombacho Cosecha 2014. The series started in 2017 with the Mombacho Cosecha 2012. We gave that cigar a 94 in our blind review and made #5 on our top 25 list. Mombacho Cosecha cigars are a Nicaraguan puro, and true vintage, meaning all the tobacco comes from the same year they have been aging after being rolled.
This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.
“Cosecha” translates to “harvest” in Spanish and references that all tobaccos in the blend were harvested in the same year. This blend contains all tobaccos from the year 2014 and were rolled in the year 2016 and have been aging since at their factory, Casa Favilli. The Mombacho Cosecha 2014 comes in the same size as its previous releases, a 6 x 52 toro with a pigtail cap and comes in 10-count boxes. Every cigar has an MSRP of $21.9. Only 750 boxes were rolled.
Vitola: Toro Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 52 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaraguan Binder: Nicaraguan Filler: Nicaraguan Factory: Mombacho Cigars S.A. Blender: Claudio Sgroi Number of reviewers: 5 – Alan(Eulogy) Ryan H.(Ryan H.) John A.(Bostoneo) Mickey T.(irratebass) Isaac M.(The Nothing) Price: $21.95 Age: 2 Months Release Date: July 2019 Contributed by: Mombacho Cigars
“Topped with a twist, this large toro has a succulent chocolate brown wrapper with medium sized veins throughout, seams well hidden. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“It’s a strong apricot note with a subtler level of baking spice, leather, and rich tobacco. Usually it’s more of a stone fruit note but this is quite distinct and I’m excited to try it.” –Alan (Eulogy)
Flavor: 92 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“I was expecting a much stronger cigar from the look of the wrapper but it’s a very nice medium strength. There’s some companies that do things really well and RoMa Craft is usually who I think of when someone does mineral really well in a cigar. This is done at that level. It’s not overpowering or biter but a perfect level of salty and mineral. I’m getting some heavy cream, cedar, a slight stone fruit note, and mild pepper finish.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Absolutely loving the start of this cigar, there is a bitterness that complements the profile. Cayenne and chocolate flood across the palate. Cigar is medium plus in strength. Draw is a little tight but the profile makes up for that and then some. Cream arrives which I was looking forward to. Room note is of a new leather jacket. Most spice departs leaving a very balanced smooth profile. And for some added complexity wood joins as well.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Flavor: 88 Strength: Medium-Strong Body/Complexity: Medium
“The floral notes from the beginning transitioned into leather in the second third. Coffee was still present as an undertone. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
“Creamy coffee and leather with a touch of pepper roll into the beginnings of the second third. Creaminess thickens with an increase to the intensity to black pepper to a medium level and leather as a base to the profile.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Flavor: 88 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“A medium level of black pepper, cream and dark chocolate begin a medium bodied final third. This cigar ends with a smooth finish of medium bodied tobacco, black pepper, a full bodied leather profile finish off the smooth smoke. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“A little bit of sweetness is sneaking in the beginning of the third. Is it possible this cigar has decided to wake up? I’m getting quite a bit more cream mixed with some white pepper, coffee and leather. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Great draw with just the right touch of resistance.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“It got way out of the control starting at the middle and never really recovered. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“It looked beautiful, the little finishing touches looked great, and the wrapper was beautiful. The tunneling had to be a construction issue though. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
Overall Strength: Medium-Strong Overall Body/Complexity: Medium Experience Overall: 91
“Fantastic smoke. I would smoke these all day if I could. I just hope the burn issues were a one off issue though. ” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Given the burn and draw problems I gave it all I could, but buy a couple and make your own judgment the profile and experience would be well worth it.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“Overall, this was a decent medium bodied cigar. Not much action was going on with a myriad of flavors, however what it did offer was a smooth and luxurious flavor profile filled with leather, well balanced black pepper, and dark chocolate creaminess. Well balanced and silky smooth, this is an easy recommendation and addition to your humidor. ” –John A. (Bostoneo)
“This cigar just wasn’t for me. The cigar didn’t wake up until the final third. Took me over 2 hours to smoke and the only consistent flavors were leather, sweet tobacco and black pepper. Cream and white pepper with walnuts shown up but it was very late in this smoking time sadly. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“This cigar had my attention at the beginning, but it was never able to recover from tunneling problems. In the end the flavors were affected by the burn and the cigar was no longer enjoyable. ” –Isaac M. (The Nothing)
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Blind Cigar Review: Mombacho | Cosecha 2014
Overall Score – 90 – Very Good
Blind Cigar Review: Mombacho | Cosecha 2014
"Overall, this was a decent medium bodied cigar. Not much action was going on with a myriad of flavors, however what it did offer was a smooth and luxurious flavor profile filled with leather, well balanced black pepper, and dark chocolate creaminess. Well balanced and silky smooth, this is an easy recommendation and addition to your humidor. " -John A. (Bostoneo)