13. SAGA Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco
De Los Reyes
- Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
- Factory: De Los Reyes
- Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
- Binder: Country Not Disclosed (Sumatra)
- Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & North America
- Length: 5 1/2 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 58
- Vitola: Gordo
- MSRP: $9.20 (Boxes of 10, $92)
- Release Date: July 2018
- Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production
- Original Score: 91
This isn’t the first time the SAGA Short Tales has shown up on our end of the year lists, however, last time was on our Packaging Awards list for 2016.
While the packaging is certainly unique and deserved the placement, this year’s Short Tales release made its way to the Top 25 list in 13th place. Though the name is a bit unwieldy—even longer than our number three spot’s full name—the cigar itself is effortless in consumption. An intricate profile that produces delicate, aromatic smoke, is combined with a flawless construction that really lets this cigar stand out among not only the Short Tales series, but all new releases in 2018. One can hope that the future Short Tales releases live up to what El Tobaco has delivered. — Brian Burt.