An affordable gem. This is Pete Johnson's tasty economic offering. L'Atelier El Suelo cigars remain a go-to for all fans of Tatuaje as they release similar Cuban-esque flavors to Tatuaje, but come priced much lower, and are all medium to full-bodied.
Pete Johnson has been one of the most prolific cigar blenders in the industry for the last few years. Creating blend after blend at the famed My Father factory in Nicaragua, Pete Johnson's company has garnered numerous 90+ ratings, and keeps churning out cigars that enthusiasts flock to as go-to cigars every day. So, naturally, the next step would be to create a new brand, right? Yes, it's a little unorthodox to start at the beginning once you have a well-established brand on the market. But since when has Pete Johnson taken the conventional route?
L'Atelier El Suelo cigars are quite similar in price to their Trocadero counterparts, but offer a fuller, medium to full body. Outside lays a Ecuadorian-grown Habano wrapper from Nicaragua that conceals a Connecticut Broadleaf maduro binder. Inside, you'll find Nicaraguan filler tobaccos mixed with some slivers of Connecticut Broadleaf maduro for a semi-complex, hearty, yet slightly sweet experience. The finish sticks with you for a while after the cigar extinguishes, and you'll come across some tasty morsels of pepper and spice, but the cigar can still be enjoyed by most enthusiasts. As an inexpensive option from the makers of Tatuaje, L'Atelier El Suelo cigars are sure to satisfy those with a sophisticated palate and a small budget.
No idea why this cigar blended by the great Pete Johnson has such an inexpensive price tag. It's loaded with flavor, burns nice and evenly, and did I mention the low price. The first time I had this cigar it was thrown in as an extra in an assortment that I had purchased. My expectations were so low, that I had planned on giving it away to one of my nube friends who liked the idea of saying that they smoked cigars but couldn't figure out which end to cut and which end to light. Fortunately, I actually gave it a try and it exceeded all my expectations. It's a medium-full cigar that I enjoy often and you will to if you give it a try.
Brandon A.✔ Verified Buyer
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Roadtripping in a rental car in a nation that makes smokers pariahs...
Aug 04, 2016
So, three weeks on the road with my wife who barely tolerates my cigars at home, angel that she is notwithstanding….the smoke needs to be quick, satisfying, tasty and packable. I found these after production of Siglo No.2, I believe, ended. She’s happy, I am happy and our time together stress free!