Fonseca KDT Cadetes - 25 cigars

Fonseca 60007

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Quick Overview

The Fonseca KDT Cadetes is a beautiful light Cuban smoke, a complex Short Panetela, 4.5” (115mm) long, of 36 ring gauge, and comes in a 25 cigars box. As other Fonsecas, it comes with a beautiful thin white rice paper sleeve. Despite its short size, it is the shortest of the Fonseca line-up, it’s a pretty powerful cigar, with a medium body, developing nice earthy flavors. In short, it is ideal for new comers to Habanos.

Fonseca KDT Cadetes - 25 cigars

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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.

      Smoking Notes:

      Before lighting up

      Aromas of earth, light sweet tobacco and the classical Cuban twang arises from the foot.

      Burn/ Draw

      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.

      Initial third:

      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.

      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.

      Final third:

      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.

      Smoking time:

      50 – 60 Minutes

Additional Information

Brand Fonseca
Box of 25
Length 4.5 inches (115mm)
Ring Gauge 36
Shape Short Panetela
Strength Light
Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-S/F-25


Great value for the price , 2/15/2020
By Brian
This is one of Fonseca's better smokes. If hydrated properly will deliver some strength and flavor.
perfect smoke , 8/29/2019
By Richard
a wonderful light smoke, helps you relax after that hard day, close your eyes and let the smoke take you way with it, great from the lighting to the end
Richard UK
Nice TRUE Cuban Cigar!! , 1/24/2018
By Joel
Pretty nice smaller cigar! Once the cigar is lit, one can smell the traditional Cuban cigar odors. The draw at the very beginning is tight but after a minute or so, it begins to warm up and draw just fine. More often than not when a cigar is first lit, the draw will be a little tight until the cigar becomes warm. This is normal and natural with any cigar and not reserved just for these cigars.

The odor of the cigar remained the same for the entire smoking process. The flavor was also constant for the smoking process except for the last third of it. Once you get into the last third of the cigar, the flavor profile begins to change a bit. During the final third of the cigar the flavor gets a little more intense and provides some spicy pepper taste.

The spicy pepper flavor isn't overwhelming nor is it harsh. The cigar makes a nice firm ash and holds together nicely. Out of all the Cuban cigars I've reviewed here on Cigar Terminal, I'd have to say these are more mild than the others I've purchased. Like some have said, these cigars are a nice beginner cigar introducing someone to the wonderful Cuban cigar smoking world! They are def worth trying as well as keeping on hand. They are priced fairly and you get your money's worth for sure!

As usual, Cigar Terminal was awesome as they always are! Mary and Ken ROCK THE CIGAR INDUSTRY MORE THAN ANY OTHER COMPANY OUT THERE! The ordering process is easy and the entire process from start to finish always takes me approximately 2 weeks. That's start to finish, which isn't too bad. As a location reference, I'm located in the Dallas, Texas metro area. So 2 weeks from the initial picking out cigars to receiving them is pretty fast. The cigars have always arrived fresh and not damaged in any way.

Give these cigars a try if you're looking for consistency throughout your smoke. As stated, it's a mild cigar with a little nice punch on the last third of the cigar. This leaves you with a spicy pepper flavor on the palette which is always a nice finish. Also, these are good to have on hand if you're introducing a friend to smoking Cuban cigars. Your friends will appreciate you starting them out with a milder cigar instead of the many robust ones out there. I hope this review helps someone out who's been looking for a milder Cuban cigar. It's a good morning cigar or anytime cigar that doesn't require food on your stomach. Take care all and enjoy purchasing from Cigar Terminal as they are the REAL DEAL!!
Nice to begin with Habanos , 11/15/2017
By katt
Nice small cigar. For beginner smoker.
Light flavor, goes very well with a coffee in the morning for an hour break.
Fonseca KDT Cadetes , 4/27/2017
By Khalifa
It has a unique taste and its a quick smoke
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