The follow-up to Pete Johnson’s debut release under the L’Atelier Imports umbrella, the L’Atelier Maduro is an entirely different animal than its predecessor. Well, almost. It still contains the Ecuadorian Sancti Spiritus tobacco used for the wrapper on the original L’Atelier, but here it finds a new role, along with some Nicaraguan Sancti Spiritus, as the binder. The wrapper is one of Pete’s specialties, Connecticut Broadleaf, and the filler is an all-Nicaraguan blend exclusive to this cigar. These boutique stogies are creamy, chocolaty, and earthy with a cool, even burn on every tasty stick.