L’Atelier didn’t wait long on introducing an encore, as in December the company announced that L’Atelier Côte d’Or La Tâche, a 5 1/2 x 50 robusto version of the Côte d’Or blend.
That blend is based around two notable tobaccos; the Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus wrapper found on the L’Atelier Selection Spéciale, and Nicaraguan fillers that includes the famed pelo de oro tobacco. While the name means golden hair, the tobacco isn’t quite as eloquent to grow as its name might suggest, having been banned in Cuba due to its propensity to mold. It also produces a low yield of tobacco compared to other varieties, which can make some growers hesitant to attempt to produce it.
The cigar gets its name from the region in eastern France that is known for producing pinot noir grapes, which are also fairly challenging to produce, making for a match with the tobacco used in this cigar.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Equadorian Sancti Spiritus
Binder: Dual Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua and Pelo de Oro