L’Atelier Imports’ annual limited edition cigar, the Côte d’Or is back. The L’Atelier Côte d’Or 2017 edition has begun arriving at retailers. For the 2017 edition, L’Atelier is bringing back the blend and size for the 2015 Côte d’Or release.
L’Atelier Côte d’Or 2017 features a high priming of the company’s signature Sancti Spiritus wrapper. In addition L’Atelier Côte d’Or 2017’s blend incorporates Pelo de Oro tobacco grown by the Garcia family in Nicaragua. Like the 2015, the Côte d’Or 2017 is available in one size – a 7 x 47 soft-pressed Churchill.
The name Côte d’Or translates to “gold coast”. It also is the name of the department (administrative division) in Eastern France that is the famous Burgundy wine growing region. One grape grown is the Pinot Noir – which is considered a high maintenance, temperamental plant. There is an analogy to Pelo de Oro, as it is a high maintenance leaf to work with (it has been prone to mold). While both Pinot Noir and Pelo de Oro have low yields, both are known to produce high-quality end products for wine and cigars, respectively.
In 2016, L’Atelier Imports released, L’Atelier Côte d’Or La Tâche as the 2016 edition of Côte d’Or. That cigar came in a robusto format and used a lower priming Sancti Spiritus wrapper.
Cigar Aficionado reports that there is an allocation of 1,000 ten count boxes (10,000 cigars). While the blend is the same as the Côte d’Or 2015, the boxes will denote this is the 2017 edition.
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