The packaging on the Habano will display the same historic 600-year-old oak central to Connecticut’s legacy of independence and industry. It will be set apart by a warm, honey colored box and black corner label.
To commemorate Foundation’s 5-year anniversary, Melillo has blended and designed a limited edition 4 ¾ by 60 Perfecto in a one-of-a-kind collector’s chest. The 20-count box, resembling the one held by The Wise Man during the festival’s Great Dance, represents the hard-work, ingenuity, and deep cultural wealth of the Nicaraguan people.
The Foundation Menelik is a solid release and it is a great size. I think if you are looking for a quality Mexican offering with great AGANORSA Nicaraguan fillers, you will be pleased with the cigar. It may not be game changing, but it is another solid Mexican release to the market.
The Foundation Tabernacle CT Havana Seed #142 Lancero is complex from start to finish and while there may not be a lot of transitioning, what is delivered has tons of depth. The Tabernacle CT Havana Seed #142 line in general is great, but it smokes wonderfully in the Lancero format.
The Grasshopper is a 5 puros pack that includes two cigars with San Andres Mexican wrapper, two cigars with Candela wrapper, and one cigar with a barber pole combination of San Andres and Candela. The binder is Corojo from Jalapa Nicaragua and the filler contains tobaccos from Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa Nicaragua.
For the first time, Foundation Cigar Company is making its most exclusive cigar, the Menelik, available for sale in a limited production run. Foundation fans will recognize the Menelik from events held in the past couple years, where this unique cigar was only offered personally by Foundation’s owner Nicholas Melillo.
The Highclere Castle Victorian is wrapped in Habano Ecuador, harkening back to the very first cigars to be imported into England in the Victorian era. The flavor profile of the cigar was created as a tribute to the style of cigars most popular during Victorian times, when smoking rooms became the fashion in grand country homes and castles.
Now cigar lovers can experience the #142 in all its glory as a new 7 x 40 Lancero size. This long, thin vitola has a higher wrapper to blend ratio and relies on a flavorful wrapper leaf to carry the cigar. Its slender shape requires delicate craftsmanship to construct, and only the highest quality, pristine wrapper leaves will do.
In the case of the Foundation Tabernacle Havana Seed CT #142 Corona, the pure number of full flavors ranging from sweetness in chocolate, bread to spices such as dry red peppers and cinnamon made me engaged the entire time. So engaged that every draw made me say "dang this is legit." Excellent job by Nick.
In the story of the Foundation The Wise Man Maduro Churchill, the cigar showed no signs of being sharp or being rough around the edges. Flavors of Mexican hot chocolate powder, cedar and bread worked very well together, keeping my attention for the entire, longer smoke. The strength does sneak up, as by the end of the cigar, sugar was required.