|Shapes||Corona, Gordo, Robusto, Toro|
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.