The SAGA Short Tales series was introduced back in 2016, and the Tales of High Primings among the first vitolas to be launched. It is a collection of different blends and sizes. The packaging is what stands out the most, as the boxes look like actual books.
This short and stubby cigar is rolled in a Colorado Maduro wrapper with a decent amount of oil. There are a couple of small veins present, and the filling is uniform.
- Country of Origin: Dominican Rep.
- Size: 58 x 102 mm (4″)
- Wrapper: Nicaragua
- Binder: Indonesia
- Filler: Dominican Rep., USA
- Price: $8.5 | € 10
SAGA Short Tales of High Primings: the cold draw bring an intense mix of wood and spices to the palate. Once lit, the cigar opens with a blast of spice, mainly black pepper.
Overall, the SAGA Short Tales of High Primings delivers in terms of strength, which is also one of the issues that this cigar has. The strength tends to overpower the limited flavor profile. For how short the cigar is, the strength and contained profile might not be an issue for some, but adding the burn issues and the, therefore, resulting touch-ups to the smoking experience make this cigar more of a chore than anything else.