Mombacho is a company that might seem new to the US market, but is releasing a limited cigar to celebrate their 10th anniversary. From their factory in Granada, Nicaragua, the Mombacho Magnifico incorporates tobaccos from both the Tierra Volcan and Liga Maestro cigars.
The Mombacho Magnifico is available in a single Toro vitola (6-1/4x52), sporting a pig-tail cap, and sold in 10 count boxes.
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The nose on the Mombacho Magnifico is leather and cocoa with undertones of cedar all at a light plus level. The foot is quite light and I’m not able to get anything other than cedar.
I used a single Xikar v-cutter to remove the pig tail cap, and found the draw to be right in the ideal zone.
First draws produce leather with a significant post draw that coats the tongue. On the retrohale, lots of complexity with nuttiness moving to toasted cashews with a trailing blast of cocoa. I also get a delayed lingering pepper on my tongue and lips. The post draw also starts to develop some medium strength chewy meatiness quality. The spices on the retrohale start to build in intensity moving to the back of my throat and lingering. I don’t find them overpowering but they do have some bite to it. At around the 45 minute mark the spices have fallen off in intensity, although are still there on the retrohale in a more balanced fashion.
Getting into the middle the spices on the retrohale have a sweet component mixing in with them. The leather that was present on the post draw is taking over the regular draw here. I find the complexity has dropped off from the first third to the middle third. As the middle third starts to establish itself I’m getting a light citrus, and then some drying cedar at the halfway point with the citrus fading. The citrus returns as the Mombacho Magnifico transitions to the last third.
In the last third some vegetal notes come into the mix as the cigar starts to establish itself. Some earthiness starts to enter into the mix at the halfway point of the last third.
Total smoking time 3 hours and 13 minutes.
I’m not sure that this review sample adequately represents what this cigar has to offer. The Mombacho Magnifico 10th Aniversario started out with rich complexity in the first third, and then went flat in the middle and last third. It’s very possible I should have let the cigar rest for longer in my humidor before reviewing.
I’m going to mark this one done for a redux review in a month or so once these cigars are readily available on the market.
Rum, and any sort of rum cocktail would be a great choice for this cigar. If I wanted to pair with a beer I’d pick a light ale.