Wise Man Maduro Toro by Foundation Cigar

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 56

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: November 9, 2018

Wise Man Maduro Toro by Foundation Cigar


I’ve enjoyed the Wise Man Maduro by Foundation Cigars ever since the first time I fired it up. Today, I was paying attention to this Toro sized stick.

The smoke was abundant and the draw was perfect for the two-hours I eked out of this cigar. Sweet chocolate hit me on the cold draw that remained throughout, although more subdued once lit and warmed up. Medium bodied coffee and earth flavors arrive and remain for pretty much the rest of the cigar until the final third, the ash only lasting a half-inch or so.

The last bit started to become a little harsh even with my patient nursing, so I put it down for a while and came back to a very enjoyable smoke the rest of the way once it cooled down.

I’m thinking I’ll let the rest of these rest for a few months before I light it up again.

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill


The Experience

Ash: Consistent
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Mild/Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 4
Cream: 4
Leather: 4