Picked up some spicy pepper, a rich tobacco mixed with some sweet barnyard.
The L'Atelier LAT54 is a 5 5/8" 54 ring gauge robusto cigar blended by Pete Johnson. Flawless construction with a nice smooth wrapper. The cap is tightly bound with a triple cap and a pig tail.
The first few draws and I picked up loads of sweet tobacco. After a few draws I was able to detect a heavy nut flavor with an after taste that I could best describe as BBQ meat. A very interesting first third.
The middle is a more balanced experience of the same flavors I picked up in the first. Very smooth through the entire middle third.
Again, more of the same flavors and it makes for a very enjoyable experience.
The burn was excellent and the draw hit the mark. Total smoking time was just over an hour, but I think I was smoking it quite fast.
Singles of the LAT 54 will cost you about $9. 5-packs are consistently at the $40 mark. A box of 15 is at the $120 mark. At this price point you're getting a great stick that they could easily charge $10 - $12 for.
The L'Atelier LAT54 is a well balanced cigar that is between the medium and full bodied range for cigar strength. If you enjoy a heavier cigar you really can't go wrong with the LAT 54 as it delivers impeccably balanced flavors from beginning to nub. Thank you to the Smoking Greek for giving me the opportunity to review this great stick.