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A Most Wise Decision
If there’s two things that Foundation Cigar Co. founder Nick Melillo loves in this world, its premium cigars and Scrabble. Well, the second one is just a guess. But when you name a cigar something like “Gueguense Maduro,” I’ve gotta assume you have a love of words. Spanish for “The Wise Man,” Gueguense is actually pronounced similar to “way-when-say.” But enough about that, let’s talk tobacco.
The wrapper leaf here is a toothy beast, utilizing a San Andres Mexican Maduro wrapper to the fullest extent. Melillo selected this leaf specifically to create a line that offered a whole different level of complexity, and he most certainly achieves that goal. Lighting up The Wise Man Maduro, you’ll find sharp notes of black pepper, soft cocoa, and rich coffee. If you’re a fan of rich maduros, you better try Wise Man Maduro today.
The Wise Man Maduro has earned an impressive 95-point rating and was named the #3 Cigar of 2018, noting "It’s a flavorful blend that oscillates between the sweet and the savory. Cocoa and vanilla notes, for example, play off the tobacco’s meaty, beef-stock qualities, all integrated by an ever-present earthiness."