Mombacho Cigars S.A.’s latest cigar will be a vintage one, as the company has announced that it will be unveiling the Cosecha 2012 at next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas.

The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro that only uses tobaccos from the 2012 harvest. It is being released in a 6 x 52 toro with a pigtail cap, with only 5,000 cigars have been produced, each priced at $21.95. The cigars are packaged in 10-count boxes and have been resting at the company’s factory, Casa Favilli in Grenada, Nicaragua since late 2013.

The Mombacho Cosecha 2012 is expected to ship to retailers by the end of August.

The company also announced that it has similar projects in the works featuring tobaccos from 2013, 2014, and 2015, with those cigars already rolled and resting. Each will get a minimum of four years of rest before being released.

“This is a project of historic magnitude, not only for Mombacho Cigars, S.A. but for the whole cigar industry,” said Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho Cigars’ president and master blender, via a press release. “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,” he added.

The word cosecha refers to a specific harvest in the agricultural world, and is well known for being used by the Cuban cigar industry in its Reserva and Gran Reserva releases.

The 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show runs July 11 – 14.

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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