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La Palina El Año 1896 Oscuro 5x52 Robusto

Written by Craig Vanderslice

This week the guys smoked the L’Atelier Lat 56, funny enough, the first time I smoked this cigar was at a shop called Havana Manor in Longmont, Colorado on the eve of the 2014 Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival where they were having an event with My Father, Tatuaje and L’Atelier cigars. The L’Atelier line is interesting as it uses Sancti Spiritus, a hybrid of Criollo and Pelo de Oro, as the wrapper, the first cigar to use this tobacco as a wrapper. This leaf is grown in Ecuador by the Oliva tobacco company (different from the Oliva Cigar Co.) The rest of the blend is Nicaraguan and it was blended by Pete Johnson and made at the My Father factory in Esteli. This cigar is a medium to medium-full and typically have some earthy, leathery flavors with some sweetness from the wrapper. This cigar was number 12 in Cigar Aficionados top 25 cigars of 2013.

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