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A royal release, and a wise follow-up.
Menelik. Son of King Soloman and the Queen of Sheba. Ruler of Ethiopia. Also known as Ebna la-Hakim, which translates to ‘Son of the Wise’. Sound familiar? The El Gueguense and The Wise Man Maduro are two boutique releases from Foundation, and some of the most complex and delicious in their portfolio and on cigar store shelves everywhere. The Menelik was originally released as an event-only follow-up in 2017, but now in 2019, it’s finally ready to take its place on the throne at the head of Foundation’s limited production lineup.
Coming in just one pigtail capped, box-pressed 4.5” x 52 petite robusto size, the Menelik wears a San Andres wrapper over a Jalapa Corojo 99 binder, and Nicaraguan fillers grown in Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa. Bursting forth with complex flavors fit for a king, the full-bodied profile is driven by spicy red-pepper notes backed by earth, leather, and oak. The cigar world anxiously awaited news of a full-scale release of the Menelik, and that day has finally arrived. Production is limited, so act fast so you don’t have to wait for the next round of shipments to try the newest cigar from the wisest blenders in the game.