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Menelik

Battles: 137

Wins: 56%

Score: 87

Menelik

Menelik by Foundation Cigar Co. is the missing link between the company's premiere El Güegüense (The Wise Man) and The Tabernacle lines. This is because it is named after Menelik, the ancient emperor of Ethiopia (who was said to be the son of King Solomon); in other words, the "Son of the Wise Man." Meanwhile, it is linked to The Tabernacle as well, which is also themed around King Solomon and his ties to both Ethiopia and the Biblical Tabernacle.

The cigar began as an event-only offering in 2017, but was expanded to small-batch production in 2019.

cigar Breakdown

San Andrés, Mexico

Wrapper

Maduro

Shade

Corojo ’99, Nicaragua

Binder

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Foundation Cigar Company

Company

TABSA

Factory

Small Batch

Production

2019

Release year

$ 13.00 - $ 13.00

Price

4.5 x 52 Petit Robusto

Size

strength6/10
body6/10
flavor6/10

Core flavors

Black PepperMineralSoilPastryCinnamonDark CocoaCampfireOak