This is a discussion on L'atelier selection special quick review within the Non-Habanos Reviews forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; Originally Posted by Engineer99
I chalk it up to getting a bad one, though I don't know how a single ...
I chalk it up to getting a bad one, though I don't know how a single stick can go so far off the reservation. I don't think that particular cigar would be in anyone's wheelhouse unless your wheelhouse is made of algae and moss.
I will give it another try and hope that one was an anomaly...If just that single note was eliminated, it definitely would have been enjoyable, since there were other good flavors there, but that dank, mouth coating, sort of rotten funk just overpowered them.
Hey you know what? I had another one yesterday and I got a mildew taste to it. It was not like that wonderful first one I had. I think there may be consistency issues here. I will try another couple and see what's up before I invest in a box of these. The first one made such an impression on me though it was so unique in its notes. Not like anything I have had before. But last night the 46 I had tasted musty. Not the same at all! Maybe the stars aligned for me. I'm smoking a tramp stamp now and it looks like this one gets my vote for consistency.
I agree. As I do know with just about everything new since now my stash is large enough, I will let these sit at least a month before I have one.
How long did you let them rest?
My first batch I let them rest for ~3 weeks before I lit one up. I usually give new cigars about 2 weeks to make sure they adjust to the rh in my humidors, but I didn't get a chance to smoke one of them until about 3 weeks in. I'm going to give the new boxful 2 weeks and then light one up.
Hopefully we are not seeing the beginning of a larger consistency issue, and the bad ones reported are just rare exceptions (or the guys smoking them have broken tastebuds... J/K).
I had been on the fence about buying these until I smoked one that was gifted to me yesterday. I will be buying a couple of boxes of them now. Started out with great flavor and a little spice. Flavor dwindled a bit from the start but was still good to the nub.