Campbell's Smoke Shop Chateau

This blend combines three flue-cured Cavendish tobaccos (wine-cured, dark plug-cut and shredded honey Cavendish) with VIrginia Bright picking and a dash of Perique. Smooth and slow-burning, this blend has a pleasant aroma and produces a clean dry smoke.


Brand Campbell's Smoke Shop
Blended By Campbell's Smoke Shop
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Other / Misc, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 21, 2022 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
From the stomping grounds of the MSU Spartans (“boo-hiss”, your basic Boilermaker here) located in East Lansing, comes a well-coiffured mixture of delicately fine ribboned Bright Virginia supporting a triple smorgasbord of assorted Cavendish, (i.e., wine-cured, aged plug-cut, and honey-kissed), and lightly pricked by invigorating Perique. Campbell’s Smoke Shop cordially fills the long-stemmed glass, or pipe bowl rather, with the fair Bordeaux-inspired aromatic vintage Chateau. In vino veritas all day long brothers and sisters!

Opening the fresh pouch, an abundant gathering of red-golden and black speckled tobacco emits a perfected fragrance that is unpretentious but silky smooth. A pandering arrangement led by sugary cured honey and a gentle fruity-citrus wine note finds embellishment from some delicate vanilla, cocoa, natural earthiness, soft buttery cream, anchored by a distant tart grass/hay.

There is a whisper of controlled pungency hiding on the bottom that reveals the presence of the Acadian. Generally, Chateau introduces as itself with the promise to be a classy, colorful, and well-tempered aromatic blending.

Putting this mild blend to the test, the toppings and additives are well synthesized within the overall taste profile, very polished and reserved. Foremost a light-hearted white dessert wine attribute floats to the immediate front, engendering the profile with clean, crisp aromatic prosperity. The expression is one of a fruity citrus/apple-like remarking, fully floral, and comfortably seasoned with inklings of baking spices, muted butterscotch, and a toasty tannic quality. By pure speculation, perhaps a Chardonnay or Sauternes given the direct Bordeaux reference and the registered flavoring.

Equally nice, the quiet natured lushness of this note really softens some of the starkness of the overwhelming amount of Cavendish within the recipe.

Additional accompaniment is provided by a lessor notation of vanilla and muffled chocolate that merge more into a nougat accenting. Overall, the dressings project a tasty montage of cultured sweeting.

The principal native influence relies upon the fused layering of the coalition of Cavendish as their combined streams form a robust footprint within the flavor. Vivid strain originality warmly swirls with a finishing cascade of baked honey, a bit of sourness, dark weathered wood, a creamy and very smoky undercast annotated with sweet and hardy spice. Occasionally the Cavendish projects a few rich dark notes that really fattens out the flavor as well.

As to the Virginia, it does cast a distinguishable base line of floral sweet grass/hay enfolding a dash of earthen lemony citrus. Essentially functioning as the bottom pillar, the Bright comes along for the ride while keeping a steady foundation on matters.

For the Perique, the strain contributes a dark musty fruitiness and just a dash of condimental pepper. It moves around way low and merges effectively with the other varietals. The leaf does bear a nudge of zesty prominence on the retro hale all the same. As the toppings marginally peter-off towards the end of the bowl, the Perique amplifies and combines with the Cavendish kick to articulate a closing punch to the blend’s temperament. By adding this varietal within an aromatic mixture, Campbell has produced an exceptionally flattering edge in my opinion. In general, as described, Chateau is flavor is enjoyably consistent, bottom-line.

The room note brings a pleasantly tolerant sweet graciousness given the thick pillows of dense Cavendish-laden smoke. I did catch some of the earthiness on the under skirting but in sum Chateau is a refreshing scented aromatic tobacco. No bite, no roughness, no residual dottle nor obtrusive nicotine effect, just a smooth distinguished experience, one nice aromatic. Incidentally going back to the “two-fer” plug, I did break out a chilled glass of Riesling as my smoking companion while savoring a bowl of this wine-colored aromatic. What a lovely retreat it was friends. 3.2 Pipes
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