The cigar starts off with a dry texture, having a floral, bitter sensation along the lines of Campari liqueur. This is joined, not many puffs later, by white pepper spice through the retrohale. It’s a gentle spice that adds heat to the profile, while still being fully retrohalable. Sweetness first pokes its head with caramel, soon expanding to a milky coffee sensation that lingers long on each finish. This component is the highlight in the cigar’s early stages, having an extremely creamy texture and flavors to match. Mild in strength, the cigar focuses strongly on flavor and complexity, having an overall mild-to-medium body.
The sharp, bitter flavors of the first few puffs are seemingly only there to grab your attention, quickly expanding into the aforementioned profile. This is somewhat common for AVO cigars of this style, although the LE20 veers further away from floral, bitter, botanic characteristics that its siblings often exhibit. In terms of construction, the cigar boasts a slightly wavy burn line and a flakey yet sturdy ash, lasting two inches or more. Sweet nougat is balanced nicely by espresso, with the pair acting as the core of the experience. The cigar is medium in body and strength, still focusing intensely on nuanced flavor as the driving force.