As in previous years, L’Atelier Imports shared booth space with My Father Cigars, Inc. and Tatuaje at the IPCPR Convention & Trade Show, and as in previous years, it has introduced another Extension de la Racine, along with a totally new release.

LAtelier La Mission

La Mission du L’Atelier
The new release is La Mission du L’Atelier (or the mission of the workshop), a release that is inspired by Château La Mission Haut-Brion, a French winery located southeast of Bordeaux in the Pessac-Léognan region. Produced at My Father Cigars S.A., the new cigar incorporates a Mexican San Andrés wrapper covering Nicaraguan filler tobaccos, including Sancti Spiritus. La Mission will ship immediately after the show and is debuting in the same three sizes as the original LAT line: 1959 (4 3/4 x 52, $8), 1989 (5 5/8 x 54, $9) and 2009 (6 1/2 x 56, $10).

LAtelier Racine 2015

L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER15
In addition to La Mission, L’Atelier introduced the trade-show exclusive L’Atelier Extension de la Racine ER15, a lonsdale that measures 6 3/4 x 43 and features the same blend as the two previous years: a Nicaraguan sun grown criollo wrapper covering Nicaraguan filler tobacco, including some Sancti Spiritus tobacco. The cigar is limited to 1,500 boxes of 20 with pricing set at $9.25 per cigar and an expected ship date of October.


Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2015 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.