Lampert Cigars showed off a totally new blend at TPE 2022, the Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo. This is a follow-up of sorts to their Lampert 1675 Edición AZUL that came out last year, which we reviewed here. The blend for Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and four-year-old filler from Condega and Jalapa, Nicaragua.
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.
The company only showed off the Robusto size at TPE, but the full line has three sizes: Short Robusto (3 3/4 x 52), Robusto (5 x 50), and Toro (6 x 52). The Robusto has an MSRP of $12, pricing for the other sizes has not been released. Just as with the Lampert 1675 Edición Azul, the cigar is blended by Indiana Ortez and rolled at the Ortez family’s Agros Tabacos Industriales factory in Condega, Nicaragua.
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Factory: AgroIndustrial Nicaraguense de Tabacos S.A.
Blender: Stefan Lampert
Number of reviewers: 5 – Alan (Eulogy) Sean F. (fullermaine) Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard) Ryan H. (Ryan H.) James H. (Keikan Jim)
Age: 2 Months
Release Date: January 2022
Contributed by: Lampert Cigars
Initial Impressions – Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Robusto
“Beautiful caramel colored wrapper with a minor split on the foot.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
“Slight earthy tones and leather emanate off the wrapper and a slight pumpernickel bread off the foot. Smells delicious. ” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
“The first third has some hay, dry toast and woody flavors.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“A healthy amount of spice that stays with you post draw. Very defined cedar note with the warehouse from the wrapper mixed in about midpalate. Besides the spice the profile is very Cuban-esque. A very mild cigar in strength.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“The draw is still way too tight causing a wispy smoke output. Almost all of the flavors are very grassy with some baking spice, pencil lead, and brown bag thrown in.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“The sugar notes don’t go away and the nuttiness is replaced with a mild hint of oak.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
“This third has some heavier pepper and wood notes.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“This cigar is not something I would generally pick up and I am liking it quite a bit. Earth joins cedar making things a little more interesting. The room note is very enjoyable. kudos to the manufacture on a great cigar. very boxable.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
Overall Impressions – Lampert 1675 Edición Rojo Robusto
“Really bad for the first two thirds. It opened up at the end and was almost like smoking a completely different cigar.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“not many get this rating unless it is truly perfect. it was in fact perfect.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“The wrapper is very thin and caused a lot of burn issues. The cap almost sheered off when I did a straight cut but I was able to get most of the flag back in place and it did stay there after I reapplied it. There were no soft spots prelight and the seams were perfect.” –Alan (Eulogy)
Overall Strength: Mild-Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 90
“The burn and wispy smoke really held this back for me. It took a lot longer to smoke than I think it should have because of the poor draw and the grassy flavors really aren’t in my wheelhouse. The ending was pretty good though after the issues with the draw cleared up. Even if it was smoking properly the entire time I think you’d have to be cautious just because of how delicate this cigar is.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“A very bland stick. Only a few notes of sugar and oak. At one point, no notes came through. Not a stick I’d recommend or want in my humidor.” –Sean F. (fullermaine)
“Paired great with my pre work coffee, nice meaty mouth feel, good combo of flavors.” –Joseph S. (Bearded Bastard)
“A great blend coupled by construction burn. This is an amazing cigar that is well worth a box. some may feel it lacks character, but a cigar doesn’t need to be perfect to be a go to cigar. This cigar is plenty good for a box purchase.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)
“I really enjoyed this cigar and definitely would smoke it again. To me this would be a very good morning cigar or paired later in the day with a nice scotch or light bourbon. Decent smoke output, great flavors and excellent construction were the norm for this one.” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 83
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