Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura - Bind Cigar Review

Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura – Blind Cigar Review

Cigar Info

The Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura Toro, started shipping to stores nationwide last April after a soft in March. The cigar features a two-year-old Mexican San Andrés wrapper and is sized at 6 x 52. It’s complemented by a three-year-old Indonesian Sumatra binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic. The cigar is rolled at the Ventura family’s El Maestro factory in the Dominican Republic. These cigars have been aged for one year post-production to enhance their flavor. The Oscura follows the previous launches of the brand’s Azul and Rojo blends, with Blanca released later in the same year.

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed. All of our cigars reviewed are shipped to the panelists with Boveda packs to ensure optimal smoking experience.

Priced at $16 per cigar, the Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura Toro is available in boxes of 10. This line represents one of the few Lampert blends produced outside of Nicaragua, indicating a new direction for the brand. The cigar was initially available in select stores in Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and California, it will soon expand its range with the addition of Robusto and Short Robusto sizes.

Vital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic
Factory: El Maestro Cigar Factory
Blender: Stefan Lampert
Number of reviewers: 4 Ryan H. (Ryan H.) John I. (John I.) Kevin A. (Kevin A.) Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Price: $16.00
Age: 6 Months
Release Date: April 2023
Contributed by: Lampert Cigars

Initial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“The cigar has a nice medium brown, lightly oiled wrapper with quite a bit of dark brown mottling throughout. The seams are a little on the loose side and visible, with one standing slightly from the cigar’s body. There is not much tooth to the wrapper, giving it a smooth surface aside from several veins running throughout. The cigar seems filled very well as it is firm, from foot to cap, with not noticeable soft spots.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

Aroma: 91

“The aroma is predominantly, cedar, and leather, with a slight touch of earth. A pleasant albeit not too uncommon profile for tobacco.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

First Third
Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura – Blind Cigar Review

First Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The cigar starts off with white pepper, damp cedar, hay, and citrus, with a musty, wet concrete note on the finish. The retro-hale has notes of peanut shells, fresh popcorn, and vegetal notes, with slight red pepper flakes to the finish. The strength is medium early on, as is the body and complexity. The draw is almost perfect, and the burn is great, with a very tight, white ash and a moderate amount of smoke.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

“Slight sour bitterness on lighting. Smooths out pretty quickly.
From the start, there is a fair amount of strength along with big hearty roasty flavors. Toward the end of the initial third there is also a hint of sweetness on the finish. ” –John I. (John I.)

Second Third
Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura – Blind Cigar Review

Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Leather note still the entirety of the profile. Spice is now coming in which is quite a surprise. Draw still tight burn is still spectacular.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Going into the second third, the baking spices continue along with a nice cherry tartness that carries throughout. I’d liken it to a cherry pie, but the cherry isn’t quite to that level of sweet dessert. This combination is very complimentary though, and I hope it continues.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Final Third
Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura – Blind Cigar Review

Final Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Leather note still very prominent, but it is giving a dirty mouth feel now. Burn still fabulous. A really consistent with the leather note. A really enjoyable cigar.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Flavors continue as in previous thirds but with a sharper brightness developing toward the end. Still lots of big roasted flavor, a bit less sweetness. Also, construction has been exceptional throughout. Really impressive cigar.” –John I. (John I.)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“The draw was close to perfect once the cigar was burning.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

Burn: 96

“Phenomenal. Super sharp with soft little cones developing periodically.” –John I. (John I.)

Construction: 92

“Well-packed and solid, I definitely do not feel any soft spots. The cap was also placed with care, and the wrapper was smooth and neatly done. The only hit I can think of is the tar buildup, but I was able to save it by clipping the cap to clear it out.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 91

“A very smooth profile a ton of consistency if that is your thing, with a great burn. Would be money well spent to smoke this cigar.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Loved this cigar and would happily smoke them all the time. Great flavors, if a little limited. The construction was super impressive for the duration. Found myself never wanting this to end.” –John I. (John I.)

“This cigar had an odd, almost off-putting bitter, minerally profile through most of the experience. The middle was by far my least favorite. Thankfully, it transitioned to a darker profile for the finish, stopping the bitterness in its tracks. If you prefer a bitter profile to your cigars, this would be a good one to try. For me, it was not to my liking, and I would not be quick to revisit it.” –Kevin A. (Kevin A.)

“I’ve got to say that this cigar worked for me. I admired it visually, and the profile combinations worked right into my wheelhouse. It was interesting for me, because I really did just find myself enjoying the session more than typical. If it wasn’t for the fact that the cigar did burn quickly, I could have easily spent closer to three hours smoking it instead of the less than two hours it took. If you’re a big fan of baking spices or cherry, I would highly suggest you check this one out. And if you end up not liking it, just send the rest my way to dispose of for you.” –Doug S. (Unpossible_1)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 111

ReviewerAppear.Aroma1/32/33/3DrawBurnConstr.Overall
Experience
Ryan H.909590909085958890
John I.929595959595979797
Kevin A.908885838597909585
Doug S.908887929288958892

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Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura – Blind Cigar Review

Lampert 1593 Edición Oscura
Summary
"I've got to say that this cigar worked for me. I admired it visually, and the profile combinations worked right into my wheelhouse. It was interesting for me, because I really did just find myself enjoying the session more than typical. If it wasn't for the fact that the cigar did burn quickly, I could have easily spent closer to three hours smoking it instead of the less than two hours it took. If you're a big fan of baking spices or cherry, I would highly suggest you check this one out. And if you end up not liking it, just send the rest my way to dispose of for you." -Doug S. (Unpossible_1)
Appearance
90
Aroma
91
First Third
88
Second Third
93
Final Third
93
Draw
91
Burn
96
Construction
92
Overall Experience
91
92
Great