Foundation
Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

Vitola: Corona Gorda
Length: 5.625
Gauge: 46

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Nicholas Melillo, “Chief of the Broadleaf”
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 20, 2018
Price: 11.00
Date Smoked: December 20, 2018

Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

11/28/2018
I last smoked the Toro version of Foundation Cigar’s Wise Man Maduro toward the beginning of the month (11/09/2018) in the Toro size. Today is the Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda 46-Gauge (Robusto).

Today is my third or fourth time with the Wise Man Maduro. I executed my punch-cut for a perfect cold draw. I taste something sweet…

At the first third, I’m getting chocolate cake. Yep, that’s a first. Copious amounts of smoke provide a chewy earthy smoke that coats my tongue and mouth for a long lasting finish with just the correct amount of spice.

This is a very balanced but complex cigar. Leather and coffee have entered the party and everything seems to be blending into a very smooth smoking experience. Oh, and the strength ramps up too, so be warned; maybe this isn’t for beginners.

This is a keeper. I’ve been hanging on to make my decision. This deserves a spot in my TupperDor.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

06/30/2018
This was my first experience with this cigar.
I will be having more


The Experience

Appearance:Toothy
Combustion:Slow
Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium/Full
Body: Medium/Full
Finish: Long
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 4
Cream: 4
Earthy: 4
Fruit:
Grass/Hay:
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2