L’Atelier Selection Speciale is well on its way to being an instant classic. Using a similar formula as its 94 rated older brother, this is sure to send you right on your way to stogie nirvana! Once again using the finest tobaccos from the legendary Oliva Tobacco Company and manufactured in the famed My Father Cigars factory in Esteli, Nicaragua these beauties make their presence known from first light and hold it with ease until the final draw.
Selection Speciale uses the same mold-resistant hybrid wrapper as the initial L’Atelier. Dubbed Sancti Spiritus, higher primings are utilized in this Criollo and Pelo de Oro splice to promote a headier, full-bodied experience. Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder make up the meat, adding subtle notes of caramel, espresso and a long lasting spice through the finish. To bring out all Selection Speciale has to offer, pair it with red wine or even dark rum.
L'Atelier Selection Speciale received a well-deserved 91-rating noting: "Its solid core of cocoa and earth is balanced by notes of black pepper, toast and salted nuts."
Beautiful stick with good flavor, just tightly packed.
Jun 10, 2016
I picked up a single torpedo just give a try. The beautiful criollo wrapper appears flawless and so does the constructions. However, this particular stick was very tight. It has a really nice smoke output - just hard to draw. The flavor at first was nice spice and not overpowering. But, midway, I feel like I'm missing the subtleties because of the hard draw, and it became slightly bitter. I'd still try the other vitolas because I think this one has real promise.
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5 out of 5
Mar 23, 2016
Really enjoyed this one. Haven't heard much about it but the wrapper and triple cap are perfect and the flavor is unique.