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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 Foundation to date. TABSA is a factory that I have found is very good when it comes to working with San Andres wrapper and I enjoy the blends coming out of there. My biggest complaint of San Andres wrapper is its pungency, yet with the Wise Man Maduro, there is no pungency whatsoever. The result is an excellent cigar. It’s one that I would recommend to an experienced cigar enthusiast. At the same time, this is a great cigar for the novice looking to “graduate” to something medium/medium plus. As for myself, this is a cigar I’d smoke again. It’s not only worth picking up a box, but it’s one worthy of a battle with Chuck Norris.” – William Cooper

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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 exceptional value, as well. Overall this was a very good cigar that was marred only by a slightly tight draw.” – David Jones

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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 rethink that attitude, and The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda is one such stick. The cigar is rich with complexity and only occasionally strays too far off the path of balance, smoothness, and engagement with most puffs rewarding the palate with plenty of enjoyable flavors. The pepper can flirt with being a bit much at times, which may scare off fans of lighter cigars, but for those willing to immerse their senses in a medium to full bodied profile, the rewards are abundant. The technical performance was near flawless, and the finish of each of the three samples left me more than satisfied. A very enjoyable cigar from start to finish and an impressive showing from Foundation Cigar Co.” – Patrick Lagreid

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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 for 2017.” – Noah Gayer

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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. Dubbed the The Wise Man (El Güegüense) Maduro, the five-vitola lineup is constructed with an oily Mexican San Andrés wrapper, a Nicaraguan Corojo 99 binder, and aged filler tobaccos from Condega, Estelí, and Jalapa. Melillo states that the blend delivers “bold flavors of black pepper, dark roast espresso, and cacao.” While those are the primary notes, the cigar is also full of additional complexity—brown sugar, chili powder, cream, dried earth, leather, raisin, and peanuts. With a delectable retrohale, The Wise Man Maduro Torpedo provides two hours of smoking enjoyment. It may be the best yet from the relatively-new Foundation Cigar Company.” -Jordan Guttormson

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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 into my regular rotation I can’t say I would enjoy it more than I enjoyed the original version which will always hold it’s place in my regular rotation. But this is a box worthy cigar for sure, especially if you’re a Maduro fan.” – Tony Casas

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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.)

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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 deserved.” – Barry Stein

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