Mombacho was back, and while the only new thing at the show was the latest Cosecha, that wasn’t the only thing they had to talk about.

I got to catch up with Claudio Sgroi, president and master blender for the company, who told me about some upcoming releases.

Mombacho Cosecha 2013

Had things gone according to plan, the Mombacho Cosecha 2013 wouldn’t be getting a mention here, as it was scheduled to be at retail in May. However, political unrest in Nicaragua delayed its shipment from the country until early July, and the cigars just began showing up on store shelves. It came into the show completely sold out, but is still getting shown off as the company’s high-end offering. Like with the Cosecha 2012, all of the tobacco comes from the same crop year, in this case 2013, and all from Nicaragua. The company also has the next two years’ releases aging at its Casa Favilli factory in Granada, Nicaragua.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Mombacho Cosecha 2013 (6 x 52) — $21.95 (Boxes of 10, $219.50)

Production: 800 Boxes of 10 Cigars (8,000 Total Cigars)

Launch Date: July 2018

Casa Favilli

The next offering from the company is the Casa Favilli. A tribute to their factory, it will come in three yet to be determined sizes, which should retail between $9 and $13.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua (Broadleaf)
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua


Launch Date: End of 2018

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Brian Burt

I have been smoking cigars since 2005 and reviewing them as a hobby since 2010. Initially, I started out small with a 50-count humidor and only smoking one or two cigars a month. Not knowing anybody else that smoked cigars, it was only an occasional hobby that I took part in. In March of 2010, I joined Nublive and Cigar Asylum, connecting me with many people who also shared an interest in cigars. Reading what they had to say about brands I had never heard of, I quickly immersed myself in the boutique brands of the industry and it was then that cigars transformed from a hobby into a passion.