L'Atelier Lat 52
- Size: 4 3/4 x 52
L'Atelier Lat 52
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Once you taste a L'Atelier LAT 52 cigar, it wouldn't matter if it was rolled by a cave dwelling, three-eyed torcedor with dirty hands and a drooling problem. Fortunately, instead of coming from persons and parts unknown, the Miami-based L'Atelier Imports Company from which it hails is the latest venture of blend-master Pete Johnson, one-half of the reason Tatuaje and Cabaiguan cigars are so highly prized. The other half of that equation is Jose 'Don' Pepin and he's involved here too, with his My Father Cigars factory producing each of the three Cuban-inspired vitolas. Could it get any better? Yes, since the Oliva-grown Ecuadorian leaf that caps Pete's wickedly flavorful mix of Nicaraguan tobaccos is the new 'Sancti Spiritus', a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo de Oro.
With a rich golden-brown marbling and aroma of cedar, this exclusive wrapper is finished with a pig-tailed head of classic style. Carefully selected and aged, it offers just the right amount of exotic spice and buttery smoothness in an already expertly balanced smoke. As to be expected, the construction is top notch and as the ash slowly creeps down the body it stays straight and firmly attached for at least a good inch before being nudged off. Black tea, star fruit, cream, pepper, nuts, and sweet allspice are available to the tongue and you will really have to force yourself to lay it down at the end.
Each vitola in the L'Atelier line individually holds ratings in the 90s, so you can't go wrong when deciding on which to try. Medium in strength but with a depth of flavor unavailable in many other brands, the L'Atelier should be at the top of the to-try list for casual and hardcore smoker alike. Try it with a Chai tea and your favorite chair.