The best thing for a Cigar Smoker is to receive a pack of Cigars as unexpected gift. Recently, I got a pack of non-Cuban Cigars; one of them is a “My Father” Cigar, “La Mission de L’Atelier” 2009 vitola. I quickly fell in love with this Cigar, and thought of telling everyone about it.
“La Mission de L’Atelier” was introduced at the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show. As per Cigar International, it received top 25 honors for 2015 (#17 overall) and a well-deserved 93-rating noting: “The blend is impressive, especially in the 1959 size, which shows a savory, leathery note, sweet baking spices and a touch of anise.”
It is well rolled with a pigtail on the cap, and it comes in 3 vitola named after years in which Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion was awarded a 100 point rating from Robert Parker:
La Mission de L’Atelier 1959 (4 3/4 x 52)
La Mission de L’Atelier 1989 (5 5/8 x 54)
La Mission de L’Atelier 2009 (6 /12 x 56)
“La Mission de L’Atelier” has a Mexican San Andres wrapper over Nicaraguan long-fillers, which shows a first time hybrid wrapper with Sancti Spiritus leaf. Medium to full bodied, it shows a strong major taste of chocolate and coffee especially with a cold draw. However, it is worth mentioning that some Cigar reviewer noticed some roasted garlic and gyro meat and leather flavour especially at the foot of this Stogie.
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