L’Atelier Imports will be releasing there second edition of their Extension de la Racine line. The company announced on their Facebook page that the Extension de la Racine ER14 will be a torpedo shaped vitola and that the cigar is expected to make its debut at the 2014 IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
The L’Atelier Extension de la Racine line made its debut at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show. This was a cigar that was only made available to those retailers that actually were in attendance at the trade show and placed an order with L’Atelier. In 2013, the first release the Extension de la Racine ER13 was a toro size. On a previous appearance on the 6/5/14 edition of Cigar Chat, L’Atelier Imports co-founder Sean “Casper” Johnson confirmed that once again, the line is being made available for IPCPR attendees again.
The name L’Atelier Extension de la Racine is French for “extension of the root”. It is meant to be an off shoot of the original core L’Atelier line. It is also serves as the company’s first limited release.
Casper Johnson also mentioned on Cigar Chat, the blend would remain the same for the ER14. Consistent with the other releases under the L’Atelier line, the blend incorporates Sancti Spiritus tobacco. Like the L’Atelier Maduro, the Sancti Spiritus is used for the binder, but with the Racine this is a double binder.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo ’98
Binder: Double Binder – Sancti Spiritus (Ecuador)
The ER14 becomes the second vitola released in the Extension de la Racine blend.
ER14 (Torpedo): 6 1/8 x 52
ER13 (Toro): 5 7/8 x 52