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Nicholas Melillo’s Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro was shown off in July of 2017 at the IPCPR 2017 trade show by Foundation Cigar Company. This is a maduro line extensions from 2015’s El Güegüense.

The Wise Man Maduro comes in 25 Count boxes are rolled at TABSA in Esteli, Nicaragua. The vitolas are the same as the original line: 5 ½ x 50 Robusto, 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda, 6 x 56 Toro Huaco, 7 x 48 Churchill, and 6 ¼ x 52 Torpedo. The MSRP rages is from $9-$13 USD. The blend uses Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa and is wrapped in a San Andrés Mexican Maduro wrapper.

Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro
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Cigar Coop – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Robusto

"Since its launch in 2015, Foundation Cigar Company has been one of the hottest cigar companies out there. Foundation’s releases such as El Güegüense and The Tabernacle have been rated very highly by this website. When it comes to the Wise Man Maduro, this might just be Melillo’s best work at Founda...

9 Extraordinary
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Leaf Enthusiast – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Robusto

"If you are a fan of the Padron 1964 Anniversary Maduro, I think you will enjoy the Wise Man Maduro. It has a similar overall flavor profile, though it might be slightly more complex with more sweet notes than the Padron. Since the price tag is lower than a similar-sized Padron, I would call this ex...

8 Great
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Halfwheel – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Gorda

"I have to admit that I have gotten a bit weary of the seemingly standard protocol of following up a "natural" cigar with a maduro version, as for some time it seemed overly formulaic and simply too commonplace to get overly excited about. However, cigars come along once in a while that force me to ...

8 Great
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iRobusto – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Gorda

"The Wise Man Maduro is a phenomenal cigar. It offers a good deal of complexity with very enjoyable, bold flavors. Construction is spot-on with huge clouds of smoke and a razor-sharp burn. This is a must-try cigar that I highly recommend. I’ll call it now – this thing will be on many top 25 lists fo...

9 Extraordinary
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Cigar Dojo – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Torpedo

"What does a cigar man do after the freshman release from his new company garners accolades, admiration, and awards? Well, in the case of Nick Melillo, he goes out and blends a better one. Last month his Foundation Cigar Company introduced the first extension to the two-year-old El Güegüense brand. ...

8 Great
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Casas Fumando – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Gorda

“The Wise Man Maduro is a the perfect example of a classic Maduro done right. Smooth, balanced, not too complex, and just solid all around. Foundation Cigar Company has been kicking out some great cigars and I don’t see them stopping anytime soon. While this cigar would easily find its way int...

7 Good
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Blind Man’s Puff – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Corona Gorda

"The cigar for filled my appetite for a hearty smoke that would be great after any meal. It reminds me of one of my favorite cigars with a different wrapper and an amped up strength. I cannot wait to find out what it is so I can try the other sizes of this fabulous smoke." -John A. (John A.)

9 Extraordinary
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The Cigar Authority – Foundation – The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro Toro Huaco

"With each release, Foundation Cigar Company continues to build on its success. The Wise Man Maduro is a complex cigar that encompasses a lot of the elements that pulled me into the cigar community. While it hasn’t scored the highest rating of 2017, its 94 puts it up near the top and its well deserv...

9 Extraordinary

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