LAtelier La Mission
Of course, it’s not that surprising, given the people behind it.
The L’Atelier cigars owner group is headed up by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje fame. Known for their robust and rustic flavorful blends, he tends to always create a cigar that’s interesting, even if it doesn’t earn the accolades of the top premium cigars. Of course, he does earn accolades regularly, so he’s pretty much always on his game.
As for the team responsible for rolling up La Mission cigars, it’s the torcedores at My Father cigars factory in Nicaragua – the same group responsible for making multiple Cigar of the Year-winning blends.
Between these two groups, it’s pretty hard to imagine them making an inferior product, right?
The La Mission cigar was most impressive in the 1959 size, so that might be your best starting point if you’re not sure which one to pick up. It’s got a neat box press and a classic Cuban pigtail cap. That outside wrapper you see is a Mexican San Andrés tobacco, which brings the flavors of spice and leather to the blend. Inside, you’ll find Nicaraguan tobacco that comes in at medium-full strength, and that adds the taste of sweet caramel and salty walnut to the mix. The finish has a bit of a licorice note and was also cited by Cigar Aficionado for the taste of chocolate-covered almonds.
It’s a decently complex blend at the end of the day, and one with a wealth of beautiful flavors. We’d expect nothing less from Don Pepin, Pete Johnson, and the teams that make all their famous blends come together.
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LAtelier La Mission FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Sweet caramel, salty walnut, spice, leather, licorice, and chocolate-covered almonds. Very complex.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want an exquisitely complex and flavorful blend.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
You’ll be ready to fight anyone who interrupts your enjoyment of the L’Atelier La Mission cigar.
What’s a good pairing with it?
How about a nice brandy? Camus XO Borderies would be our pick here.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
La Mission cigars are best when you’re feeling like your cup of blessings runneth over and you want a cigar that’s good enough to enhance the feeling.
We wonder if that San Andrés spice will be out of balance in some of these cigars. We know it’s blasphemy to say it, but some folks seem to have a sensitivity to that kind of tobacco.