Much like a vineyard's potential to produce consistent, quality wine, Chacom's Grand Cru is likewise indicative of "great growth." Mixed with stoved red and bright Virginias, sweetened and unsweetened black cavendish, a hint of perique, and a dash of molasses and vanilla, this unique aromatic-Virginia crossover is sure to provide a consistent, quality smoke with just enough of a top note to keep things balanced all around.

Blended ByJeremy Reeves
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringMolasses, Vanilla
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

Grand Cru is another in the series of Chacom blends made by C&D. This one has a very pronounced Vanilla taste to go along with a rock sold and mild presence of Virginia and Perique. Although the Burley is misted and in Cavendish form, it delivers solid body to keep this one from being too light.

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2065)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Chacom - Grand Cru.

I find this a little more strident than the other guys. But, I'd be more inclined to put more credence into Pipestud's review than mine! The man knows his tobacco better than I do! However, this is my take on Grand Cru:

Sniffing the tin gives a clear indication that it's a sweetly flavoured aromatic. Most of the ribbons have been well rubbed, it includes only a few coarser pieces. Black Cavendish accounts for the least of GC, it's mainly browns. My moisture looked irrefutable.

The flavour's different to most aromatics. It isn't a cornucopia of stickiness; from the black Cav' and toppings. The vanilla leads where the flavourings are concerned, but there is a SLIGHT viscid note from the molasses. I find the tobaccos are what differentiates this from other aromatics; I get more of the fruity red Virginias, well-complimented by the spicy perique. The Cavendish mellows the smoke, but doesn't take it over. My biggest qualm with this comes from the burn; too warm, too fast.

Nicotine: just below medium. Room-note: not great.

Grand Cru? If it weren't for the burn I'd recommend it. But, because of this I'll only somewhat recommend it:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Northen Briars Regal

Age When Smoked: 6/27/16

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

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leacha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
leacha (15)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Nice tin aroma, a little dry in the tin for my tastes. Hints of vanilla and perique, really not much flavor unless you count the middle of the bowl harshness I get from some C&D blends. Can burn hot but but doesn't bite.

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