What do you get when you take Pete Johnson, his brother, add a couple of friends to the mix, and make a cigar? Answer - L'Atelier. Blended by Pete Johnson, and hand-crafted in Pepin's My Father Factory, each cigar shows up to the big stage well prepared. Dressed to impress, each L'Atelier comes cloaked in a bold new wrapper leaf known as 'Sancti Spiritus' - a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo de Oro. Grown in the misty valleys of Ecuador, this beautiful leaf boasts a wonderful aroma, and houses a rich core of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Together, this recipe strikes up medium to full-bodied smoke, containing meaty notes of spice, cedar, earth, dried fruit, and a long hearty finish. The cherry on top is a beautiful pigtail cap.
L'Atelier received Humidor Selection honors and several top ratings, including two 92-point scores and a 94-point head-turner, which noted: "The burn and draw are superb on this beautifully balanced cigar. Notes of chocolate and wood build on the palate before taking on touches of vanilla and earthy truffle."
“Construction of this cigar is excellent... smooth hybrid Ecuador wrapper, firm to the touch, seams and cap very well constructed. First puff of smoke revealed a creamy coffee and chocolate flavors throughout, with a smooth, medium finish. Half way through the smoke I get some smooth cedar and leather notes, medium body. At the finish, medium body with creamy coffee flavors, long finish. Good burn. A great afternoon or dessert smoke... One of the best I have ever had. Highly recommended. Should appeal to a broad audience.”
PC of BARRIGADA, GU
“Very good cigar well deserving of it's high rating.....would smoke it anytime, not to full just right.”