The Wise Man Maduro Cigars By Foundation may be the crown jewel of the entire brand, winning constant accolades for its unique and delectable profile. A true passion project for Foundation’s founder Nick Melillo, he went to great pains to come as close to perfection as humanely possible.
He succeeded, and one need only to light up The Wise Man to see why. Starting with a joyous blend of rich Nicaraguan tobacco for its filler and binder, it all comes together with the wrapper. Melillo searched for the best way to bring out the full flavor of the blend and found it in a toothy Maduro Mexican San Andres tobacco leaf. Filled with subtle notes of spice and wood, it manages to achieve sharpness and smoothness in its draw.
Spark up The Wise Man and you’ll be treated to the supreme taste of black pepper, sweet cocoa, and a luscious core of coffee.
The Wise Man Robusto received an unheard-of 95-point rating from Cigar Aficionado and even received third place in 2018 for its annual Top 25. The reviewers wrote, “The Wise Man Maduro Robusto has all the qualities of a stand-out cigar: assertive without being aggressive, full-bodied without being too strong and interesting from first puff to last. 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.”