Foundation Cigars
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 31, 2021
Quantity: 3

Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 147: 2.0-Mile Cigar
There is nothing more satisfying than the Wise Man Maduro in Corona Gorda by Foundation Cigars when I’m in the mood and I had a craving for this beauty this morning.

By this time, I don’t think it’s a secret that this is one of the better cigar blends out in the marketplace today.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 76: 2.0-Mile Cigar
 Corona Gorda, El Güegüense, Foundation Cigar, Mexican San Andres, Nick Melillo, Wise Man Maduro It has been quite a while since I’ve smoked this Vitola and I really enjoyed my brief experience with this delicious Wise Man Maduro today.

I thought or was hoping that the 46 Guage Corona Gorda Wise Man Maduro would be at least a two-hour smoke… it was… almost. Or, I just wanted it to last longer… wishful thinking.

Anyway, it was perfect for this morning’s “Easy” workout.

Stay Smoky
Stay Chill

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

This was my first experience with this cigar.
I will be having more

The Experience

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
Leather: 2
Pepper: 2