This Spring, L’Atelier Imports will add a fourth size to its La Mission de L’Atelier line.  The La Mission de L’Atelier 1955 will add 6 3/4 x 44 lonsdale into the La Mission line. The new 1955 size was reported by New Havana Cigars – the retail outlet owned by Dan Welsh who also is a partner with L’Atelier Imports.

The name La Mission comes pays homage to a French winery called Château La Mission Haut-Brion. This winery is located in the Pessac-Leognan region – located just southeast of Bordeaux.

The vitola lines are each named for a vintage year when the Château La Mission Haut-Brion wine received a 100 point designation by Robert Parker. Parker is well known in the wine industry for his “Parker Points” – an assessment scale of various wines. The 100 point rating is the highest ranking on this scale and a wine with this rating is considered “extraordinary”.  Château La Mission Haut-Brion has earned this honor seven times. 1955 is one of the years when the winery received its honor.

The winery has also received the 100 point designation honor in 1959, 1989, 2009, 1982, 1999, and 2005 with the first three years listed currently having vitolas in the La Mission line.

At a glance, here is a look at La Mission du La’Atelier:

Blend Profile

As with all L’Atelier branded cigars, the blend contains Sancti Spiritus tobacco. In this case, it is contained in the filler.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (My Father SA)

Vitolas Available

1955: 6 3/4 x 44
1959: 4 3/4 x 52
1989: 5 5/8 x 54
2009: 6 1/2 x 56