The Foundation Cigar Co. Wise Man Maduro is an offshoot of the original El Güegüense, which loosely translates to “The Wise Man” and is named for a folkloric dance in Nicaragua. This Maduro has all the qualities of a stand-out cigar: assertive without being aggressive, full-bodied without being too strong and interesting from first puff to last. It’s a flavorful blend that oscillates between the sweet and the savory. Cocoa and vanilla notes play off the tobacco’s meaty, beef-stock qualities, all integrated by an ever-present earthiness. The Wise Man Maduro has received numerous accolades including a 95 rating from Cigar Aficionado, a 93 rating from Cigar Dojo, winning Halfwheel’s Consensus, as well as being included in various Top 25 lists.
The Wise Man Maduro is a rich blend of specially selected Nicaraguan fillers and carefully sourced aged San Andres Capa. The blend encompasses bold flavors of black pepper, dark roast espresso and cacao. It is medium plus in body and strength, rounded out with a nutty finish.