L’Atelier Imports partners K.C. Johnson, Dan Welsh, and Sean “Casper” Johnson were guests on the 3/28/16 edition of Cigar Chat and announced the size for the L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER16 release.  This year, the ER16 will be a Robusto measuring 4 3/4 x 50.  Like the previous installments of the Extension de la Racine, the ER16 will only be available to those retailers attending the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.

The Extension de la Racine series was launched in 2013. It is an annual limited production series by L’Atelier Imports that is done in a different size each year. TIn 2013, the ER13 was the first installment of the Extension de la Racine and it was released in a toro size. This was followed in 2014 by the ER14 which was a torpedo.  Last year the ER15 was a lonsdale.

At a glance, here is a look at the L’Atelier Imports Extension de la Racine line:

Blend Profile

Consistent with the other releases branded as “L’Atelier”, the blend incorporates Sancti Spiritus tobacco – in this case it is used on the binder

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo ’98
Binder: Double Binder – Sancti Spiritus (Ecuador)
Filler: Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Vitolas Available

The following are the three releases in the Extension de la Racine Series.

ER16 (Robusto): 4 3/4 x 50 (2016 Edition)
ER15 (Lonsdale): 6 3/4 x 43 (2015 Edition)
ER14 (Torpedo): 6 1/8 x 52 (2014 Edition)
ER13 (Toro): 5 7/8 x 52 (2013 Edition)