Foundation Cigar
Wise Man Robusto by Foundation Cigar

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo
Blender/Creator: Nicholas Melillo, “Chief of the Broadleaf”
Factory: TABSA factory in Estelí
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: June 20, 2018
Price: 10.40
Date Smoked: May 1, 2019

Wise Man Robusto by Foundation Cigar


El Güegüense, Foundation Cigar, Maduro, Nicaraguan Corojo 99, Nick Melillo, The Wise ManI am totally comfortable with the El Güegüense (Wise Man) by the Foundation Cigar Company a creation of Nick Melillo formally of Drew Estate cigars. Its complex flavors are enough to keep me interested.

Toasty creamy earthy tobacco flavors with some wood and coffee notes to start the first third that last all the way through only to ramp up at the halfway point.

I can relax with the El Güegüense (Wise Man) by the Foundation Cigar today because this cigar like the others I’ve smoke is performing as I expected.

Yes, you should try this. It has a permanent home in my TupperDor.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

I think I found my Sweet Spot with this glorious Wise Man (El Güegüense) Robusto (5.5 x 50) from Foundation Cigar.

The Wise Man cigar had tons of smoke and earthy flavors that kept me company as I prepared to journey into the Wealth Preservation topic with a Financial Thought-Leader Daniel Morris of Morris+D’Angelo.

I’m studying today
Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

A Nicaraguan Corojo 99 Puro along with a mixture of Corojo and Criollo filler tobaccos from Estelí and Jalapa; what could be bad.

This cigar delivered some sweetness on the cold draw that after blazed produced a perfect draw with a razor burn and lots of smoke. Big flavors to start of pepper and wood that mellowed at the first 3rd. The rest was a creamy smooth ride until the final 3rd. the Pepper Spice started to pick up so I decided to take my time with this… Sure enough, everything smoothed out…

I’m learning…

Stay Smokey
Stay Chill

This is a great stick. Stock this in the TupperDor

The Experience

Ash: Even
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 4

The Cigar

Chocolate: 3
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy: 4
Leather: 3
Pepper: 2