For the fifth year in a row, L’Atelier Imports is releasing its Extension de la Racine line. This year’s edition known as ER17 is a throwback: as L’Atelier is bringing back the same 5 7/8 x 52 Toro size. While we did not see it on display, this was a cigar that in the past was made available to only those retailers that attended the IPCPR Trade Show.

The Extension de la Racine series was launched in 2013. It is an annual limited production series by L’Atelier Imports produced in a different size each year. In 2013, the ER13 was the first installment of the Extension de la Racine and it was released in a toro size.  Other sizes include: ER14 (torpedo),  ER15 (lonsdale), and ER16 (robusto).

The name L’Atelier Extension de la Racine is French for “extension of the root”.  It is meant to be an offshoot of the original core L’Atelier line.

Here are the specifics of the L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER17:

Blend Profile

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

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

Vitolas Available

The ER17 is available in 20-count boxes:

ER17 (Toro): 5 7/8 x 52 (2013 Edition)
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)

Photo Credit: Cigar Coop