Fonseca KDT Cadetes - 25 cigars [4.5 x 36]
The Fonseca KDT Cadete is a very good option for a mild to medium cigar when the time is of the essence.
- • Pretty complex cigar, with lots of creaminess, flavors of wood, earth, honey and with some notes of nuts and cocoa.
- • 2 years of aging is recommended on the Fonseca Cadete.
This cigar is simply a great beginner’s cigar or an affordable aperitif smoke.
The Fonseca KDT Cadetes comes in a dress box of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25
Length: 115 mm
Diameter: 14.29 mm
Ring gauge: 36
Shape: Cadete/Short Panetela
As every Fonseca, the Cadete is wrapped in a very elegant white Japanese rice paper. Once the paper is removed, it reveals a nice and well rolled cigar, which uses a longfiller, with a light reddish brown (colorado) wrapper. There are a few amount of small veins, but the seams are almost invisible, the triple cap is very good looking. It also seems pretty well packed, it is firm from the head to the foot.
Before lighting up
Aromas of earth, light sweet tobacco and the classical Cuban twang arises from the foot.
The cap cuts pretty easily and leaves a clean cut, the draw is a bit tight. The flavors at cold are of hay, leather and of a dry and sweet tobacco. Further on, the draw opens up, letting the cigar to produce a generous amount of smoke. The burn line is straight from the beginning, it just requires occasional touch-ups, but it is not an issue at all.
The first third of the cigar is starting with delicious flavors of toasty tobacco and of grassiness, while the finish is more smooth and leathery with just some few notes of spice, not peppery, more like a kitchen spice. There are also some touches of bread, nuts, cocoa and hints of toastiness. Towards the end of it, a light woody flavor and notes of sweetness come forward. The body of the cigar starts in the mild range and progresses towards a medium body by the middle third.
In the middle third, the dominant flavors are of tobacco, grassiness, more like tea flavor now, some toasty honey sweetness. There are also notes of wood and earth. It is still very smooth and oily.
In the final third, flavor profile remains just about the same, with still that creaminess that joins the different flavors beautifully. We get mainly wood and some notes of earth and sweetness.
In summary, it is a cigar that worth more publicity, this is a great cigar that is both delicious and not over powerful.
50 – 60 Minutes
|Length||4.5 inches (115mm)|
Not bad,not bad
- I did not have the problem with duds or tight draw. The cigar is not pretty, and will not impress your friends. What it lacks in presentation it makes up for in value. It gets the 4 star rating for value.
- Although there are a few duds in the box the price is well worth it.
Cheap and consistent!
- I wasn't too excited but it is a good value for money cigar.
Great flavour, poor build quality
This cigar has some amazing flavours for a light bodied and smaller stick. The major drawback is that out of a box of 25 you will be lucky to get as many as half which don't suffer from what I would call a pretty hard draw. The tobacco is packed so tightly in some of them that getting a good draw and therefore a good smoking experience is quite often a rarity.
When these cigars are good, they are very good. Sweet flavours including vanilla and toffee and overall very creamy and smooth. Near the end of the cigar it gets a little spicy but only compared to the cigar as a whole. If these had better build quality in terms of draw I would be getting these to smoke as an every day smoke in the morning with a nice coffee, the flavour profile compliments it perfectly. Unfortunately I do not want to be sucking a watermelon through a hose pipe at 07:00 in the morning!
I would say that for the great price offered here they are worth looking at, especially if they have a good draw, just be prepared to deal with some tight draws.