Castello Fiammata

(2.89)
A Virginia flake with just the right amount of Perique added to deliver the ideal complement to an afternoon or evening cappuccino.
Notes: 2013 IPCPR release

Details

Brand Castello
Blended By Cornell & Diehl
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Virginia/Perique
Contents Perique, Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 2oz Tin, 8oz Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production

Profile

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

Average Rating

2.89 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 17, 2014 Medium to Strong None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong
A full tasting VaPer, though I suspect the possibility of a touch of burley is present. The perique is a mild condiment, and doesn't offer much spice, though it is a little plumy with a few traces of raisins. The Virginias are earthy, grassy, dark fruit, with a little citrus, and is hay-like with boldness as the major player. It's not very complex, but it does have a medium nic-hit. Won't bite. Slow burning at an even rate with a mostly consistent flavor, and stays cool, though it's slightly harsh at the end. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs just more than an average number of relights. Has a decent after taste. Not an all day smoke. Really more of a two and half star blend, but I give it three because I just don't think it's a two star tobacco.

-JimInks
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 16, 2017 Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant
A slightly above average VaPer. The Virginias seem to be mostly Reds. Has all the flavors you would expect. Dark fruit with ample spice and sweetness. Some tart and tang. I think a small amount of the sweetness may be an addition. It can burn quick and warm if you don't mind your pace.

Medium in body and taste. Added sweetness at extremely mild. Burns maybe a little too well.
Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus
PurchasedFrom: smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 04, 2014 Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
A traditional English blend. Perfect for breaking in a new Castello pipe. This is a full body slice tobacco. Very good smoke for after dinner. A very traditional English blend.
Pipe Used: castello bent,
PurchasedFrom: pipes & cigars
Age When Smoked: 65
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
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Jul 05, 2020 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Because I am not willing to pay the price even on the estate market I don’t own a Castello pipe, I decide to try their tobacco. It is an okay Vaper with what tastes to me like a relatively small amount of Perique and a bit of burley undertones. Smokes well with a moderate pace and no bite but a somewhat subdued taste. Not the best Vaper but worth trying at the price.
Pipe Used: Various briars and a dwarf cobbit
PurchasedFrom: Smoking Pipes
Age When Smoked: 3 years
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 27, 2017 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
I smoked the entire lineup of Castello blends years ago when they started coming out. I'm told that Castello wanted a range of tobaccos that would appeal to smokers of all types of tobaccos. I don't recall the blend, but this newer Fiammata blend was created by C&D and it took me awhile to get one. A not too strong Virginia/Perique compilation that displayed quality Virginia leaf and the Perique was applied with a firm, but restrained hand. For the price, an excellent bargain.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 07, 2019 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I'll start with the fact that I love Castello pipes. That lead me to try the Castello blends made by C&D.

This is by far my favorite of their blends so far. An above average VaPer which smokes great is quite spicy. It's not the best VaPer out there, but probably is better than most.

Pipe Used: Castellos (Poker, Canadians)
PurchasedFrom: Gift
Age When Smoked: 2013
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