I've only smoked maybe five or six cherry aromatics and out of those I'd say that Peter Stokkebye Cherry BonBon is the best. There is some chocolate flavor in the background that gives balance and body to the smoke
The only cherry blend I've tried so far is C&D Dark Cherry Cav. Liked it enough that I bought a pound. I actually smoked a bowl today that I had in a tin in my trunk since July. Been neglected since I got introduced to Va's VaPers and lat blends. It survived all the winter months and was a very nice smoke.
I've found one that is pleasant to smoke and to be in the presence of- Altadis Z-50; my local B&M calls it "Black Cordial". Burns nice, smells good enough the wife never complains but not overwhelmingly cherry.
I found some locally...so yeah I bought an ounce of it to try. I didn't like it at all. I Just love my black cavendish. I will try some others. I know the cherry I bought doesnt compare to your suggestions.
Another vote for GH Top Black Cherry. Needs to be fairly dry.
CAO Cherry Bomb is pretty decent but it has a somewhat metallic/chemical aftertaste.
McBaren 7 Seas Red is good also, although very very mild, and the cherry taste sort of wears off halfway through the bowl.
Everything else I've tried tasted like smoking a cheap cigarette whilst sucking on a cherry coughdrop.....
+100 on the Black Cordial I have found it to be the only aromatic I like. Won't make me throw in the towel on the English blends but it's easy to smoke and the wife loves the smell. Life is good when the wife is happy!
A lot like craft beer, I consider cherry tobacco to be a gateway smoke. Those curious about smoking a pipe will get the sweeter, more aromatic blends until they discover other, better blends. Kind of like drinking Blue Moon until you discover it is made by Coors and there are far better choices available.
I've never smoked cherry tobacco, nor drink Blue Moon.
Lord Methley's from 4noggins is the best I have tried. It is the only pipe tobacco I have ever smoked that tastes exactly like it smells and all the way to the bottom of the bowl too! Very berry-like and taste wonderful. Absolutely no bite. Not necessarily a "cherry", but much better...in my opinion.