Like the name L'Atelier (the workshop) implies, the guys behind the wheel never stop tinkering around with blends. I like to think of them as mad scientists, always on the lookout for the next best thing. And from their workbench spawns a bold maduro variety, L'Atelier Maduro.
Hailing once again from Pepin's My Father factory, L'Atelier Maduro is proof that darker cigars don't need head-spinning strength to win you over. This time you'll find the 'Sancti Spiritus' - the hybrid wrapper leaf from the regular L'Atelier - now acting as the binder. This leaf imparts a great depth of complexity when paired with the aged Nicaraguan long-fillers and oily, slightly toothy Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This exciting recipe produces a medium, sometimes medium to full-bodied profile of rich, dense nuances. Expect hints of molasses, coffee bean, and spices, to accent a long semi-sweet finish. A well-done maduro churning out ample flavor in a versatile format. It's fair to say L'Atelier gone and did it again.
Very densely packed. Very good construction, draw and burn. Cold draw of mild cocoa with a slight sourness on lips. Once lit, heavy smoke that is oily on the palate. Medium strength and full flavors. Flavors of deep earth with caramel sweetness and baking spices. Sweetness continues to build with earth, leather and cocoa dominating as spices subside. Medium length semi-sweet chocolate and sourdough finish.