Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Factory: My Father Cigars
LATELIER LA MISSION 1959:
L’Atelier Imports is known for it’s inspiration from both a classic, Cuban approach to cigar craftsmanship, as well as its French and wine influences. It’s no coincidence that lead brand-runner Pete Johnson has become known for the same qualities in his products and is in the process of entering into the wine market. For L’Atelier’s newest release, La Mission du L’Atelier, the brand has taken the wine theme to the next level.
La Mission draws inspiration from a winery in the Pessac-Léognan region of France, called Château La Mission Haut-Brion. As this winery is known for its full-bodied wine, the cigar is intended to take on a similar, full-bodied characteristic. On top of this, the cigars’ sizes receive their names in a similar fashion. Each size in the line is named for a year when the Château La Mission Haut-Brion winery received a perfect 100 point rating from renowned wine critic Robert Parker (La Mission 1959, 1989, 2009). There are currently three sizes in the line, but will soon expand to seven, matching the number of 100 point wines from the winery.