L’Atelier Surrogates Crystal Baller

L’Atelier Surrogates Crystal Baller

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Box press robusto 5 ¾ x 56

Price:  $8.50

So what do you do when you have a lazy Sunday and some free time?  You go to Uptowns to smoke some new stuff!  Today I decided to go with the L’Atelier Surrogates Crystal Baller.  The Crystal Baller is one of four cigars in the Surrogates line of L’Atelier, one of the new companies that debuted at this years trade show.  L’Atelier was started by Pete Johnson of Tatuaje, along with K.C. Johnson, Shawn Johnson, and Dan Welsh.

This cigar features a double band, the upper band features a crystal ball logo as well as the words Crystal on one side and Baller on the other.  The lower band has Surrogates printed on it.  The band is wrapped around a very nice looking box pressed cigar.  The cigar has a light medium colored Ecuadorian Habano wrapper on it that featured some small veins.

The flavors that I am picking up in this cigar are light woody and spice flavors.  The flavors of this cigar were very smooth and complimented each other nicely.  This cigar also featured a very rich creaminess to it, reminiscent of some of the other Tatuaje cigars.

The construction of this cigar was spot on.  As with anything put out by Pete, the quality is excellent.  This cigar burned perfectly even throughout the entire smoke.  The ash of this cigar was grayish and held firm throughout only falling when ashed at the quarter marks.  The smoke on this cigar was full and white.

Would I buy it again?  Yep!  Actually this is the second one that I have smoked so far.  They are consistent, and very well made.  The flavor profile is good, and continued to impress me.  Buy it by the box?  Sure, these are very good cigars, at a decent price, and I highly recommend everyone set fire to one.

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