Mombacho, named after the famed volcano in Nicaragua, was founded in 2006 by Cameron Heaps and Markus Raty. They discovered the blend for their first cigar by visiting a cigar factory next to a school where Cameron was taking spanish lessons in while living in Granada in 2005. They convinced the family to share their blend with them and Mombacho Cigars was born.
The Liga Maestro was released in the US market in 2016. It was originally released in 2013 in Italy with a limited run in 2015 in the US. The limited release was a huge success so in 2016, the Liga Maestro introduced as a full line. Let’s look at the blend:
- Wrapper: Habano Shade Grown from Jalapa
- Binder: Habano Criollo from Jalapa
- Filler: Nicaraguan (Condega and Jalapa Valley)
- Size: 5 x 54
- MSRP: $8.99
Purchased at The Humidor in Tallahassee, FL
The cigar has a beautiful wrapper. It has a very smooth, dark brown wrapper with a prefect draw. It has notes of leather, rich tobacco, raisins and hay. A cool thing Mombacho does is that they put the manufacture date on the back of the main band. I love this and wish other cigar companies would do the same. This one just happens to have been made on my birthday.
The cigar starts off with notes of leather, black pepper, cedar and walnuts. There is a sweetness from the cigar that reminds me of sugar cane sugar, bordering on molasses note, that is stronger at the beginning and slowly fades as cigar burns down. The leather and cedar notes are the backbone of the cigar. The cigar is smoking great and is medium bodied.
The cigar changes up a little on the last half. I get notes cedar, leather, less black pepper and molasses with a little cream. The cigar is developing a slight coffee bitterness as well as getting a little earthier near the end making it more savory. Its still burning great with a medium body.
I absolutely love this cigar. I could smoke it all day, every day. Its has outstanding flavors with a medium body which is what I prefer these days. It has a long finish and also a perfect draw. The sweet and savory notes intermingle very well together and give the cigar a very well balance flavor profile. I see myself going through several boxes of these.
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