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About gojira

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  • Birthday 06/30/1970

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    Paris, France
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    Cigars and old films.

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  1. QdO and LGC got my vote. The SLR would be something I'd be very interested in as well.
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  3. Yes, this really is a weird one. I purchased quite a few boxes when this one was released and most looked pretty good. The ones available at the moment look like a different cigar to me, go figure. I find that a lot of the Secreto Cubano were underfilled and the one that I smoked was a little too sweet for me. Haven't revisited them since their release. The Capitolio that was recently released is a stellar cigar, probably the best French RE in the last few years. It's a beast of a cigar though.
  4. Great review! I agree with you about it's taste. The second one that I had gave me quite a kick when in the final third. The first run of boxes was lovely but that has changed. I grabbed a couple of boxes for someone the other day and had to check at least 20 boxes to find nice ones. Definitely not one to buy blind.
  5. gojira

    So why no La Trova?

    I picked up a ARS NOV 18 box in Germany last month Henrik. And I got that RAG ENE 18 box from a friend earlier this year! 😉
  6. gojira

    SCdLH RE Cuba

    Yes, I saw a couple of pics on FB or IG. But then you never know, those pre release cigars always seem a little weird to me. Too bad, have a mule going in two weeks. Will ask her for some SLR Cuba instead.
  7. Does anyone know what happened to the SCdLH RE Cuba?
  8. gojira

    2019 Habanos EL Releases

    I hate the boxes! They can keep the Monte. Looking forward to the QdO. Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
  9. Thank you for your help gents! Much appreciated as I couldn't make sense of this code. 😊
  10. Some more Lonsdale goodness landed this morning. I'm having a little trouble reading the code. Any help would be appreciated. 🙂
  11. It's down again for me. EDIT: works on my cell phone though. Edit again: Can't log in though.
  12. gojira

    Biggest QdO ever?

    Hi, I was at Le Lotus yesterday and they still had a few boxes left. They will be getting new stock tomorrow or on Saturday. I agree with you on the Secreto. It was the first release with the new bands and blend. I had trouble scoring nice boxes of this one because a lot were severely underfilled. I only smoked one when it was released and didn't like it very l much, too sweet for me. I resold most of my boxes and only kept two and a couple of singles. Will need to revisit soon. Cheers, Mike
  13. gojira

    Biggest QdO ever?

    I will have to revisit the Secreto as they have a couple of years on them now. I agree that the RE program has produced some gems. I buy quite a few REs, sure it's a lottery. But if I don't like them once they have a few years on them I can just sell them or trade them away.
  14. It's definitely something like this. You certainly have the Asian market pinned down. I also agree with you on your view of the US market and would say that 95% of the cigar smokers there fit this profile. Europe, I don't know. My brother works in cigars in Germany. he is the buyer for a huge online seller there and the trend is big RGs. When I visit the lounge where he works (they do online and B&M) to have a smoke there 80 to 90% of the guys sitting there smoke big cigars. The same goes for France. Just an example, the Boli LE flew off the shelves here. The RyJ, even though it's a 49 RG is still available. It doesn't sell, it's not fat enough. I agree that there are some cigar smokers located here in Europe that definitely favour the "old school" smokes but I fear that they are not enough to make a difference. But I am with you. I always hope that a Lonsdale or something else I like will be released when the new release list becomes public. Even as an RE. I had a hard time scoring some of the PL RE in Germany, but I don't regret scoring some. Not enough but I'm happy to have something new with a small RG in my stash now.
  15. I agree with you. The des Dieux was never properly deleted but is MIA as well. I'm not sure if I will live to see the trend of big RGs fade away. I frequently chat with the owner of my B&M about the current market (he moves a lot of stock and has quite a few foreign customers) and one thing is certain. 52 or above is what sells nowadays. After that it's (maybe) the PC and the DC. All the other stuff? Nobody except for a handful of cigar smokers cares about them. The Lonsdale? My favourite vitola by the way, it doesn't sell. LGC is an amazing marca. I think that my most smoked cigar in 2018 was the No.4. I couldn't believe my luck when I scored two boxes of the No.2. But by today's standards cigars like these have sadly become a niche market. HSA is throwing guys like us a bone by keeping the LGC No.4 or the Party 8-9-8 in the market. I have started to adapt. Big RG cigars are now a part of my current rotation. I don't smoke a lot of them but I do smoke a few every month now.

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