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EL GÜEGÜENSE CORONA GORDA

EL GÜEGÜENSE CORONA GORDA

SCORE
92
points
LENGTH
length
5 5/8"
GAUGE
46 46
STRENGTH
Size
Medium-Full

Tasting Note

Based on Nicaraguan folklore, El Güegüense translates to "the wise man," and is the debut brand from Foundation Cigar Co., a company launched in mid-2015 by cigarmaker Nicholas Melillo. He was perhaps best known in the industry for running production at La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate in Nicaragua, but Melillo has developed a fast and loyal following with this cigar line since he branched out on his own. This Nicaraguan puro has a Corojo '99 wrapper, Corojo '99 binder and fillers composed of Corojo '99 and Criollo '98 from Jalapa and Estelí. Melillo says that the filler leaves were harvested in 2011 and 2012. The combination of different varietals from different regions make this an interesting, tasty mélange of Nicaraguan tobacco. Thankfully, the El Güegüense Corona Gorda is a lot easier to smoke than it is to pronounce.

Details

Size: Toro


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Nicaragua


Country: Nicaragua


Price: $9.90


Issue: Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2017


Designation: Top 25 of 2016 | Rank: 25