Dark and wrinkled in appearance with an open, airy draw. It’s floral and minty with a faint fruitiness and notes of bitter wood. This finish is metallic.
Rated 85 points by Cigar Aficionado Magazine
Northern wind usually occurs during the winter and fall (rainy season). The Cordillera Septentrional (mountain range north of the Cibao Valley) keeps the rain-packed clouds out since they are heavier and therefore lower altitude. The not as rain-packed clouds, which make it through the mountains due to their high altitude, come into the Cibao Valley and water the crops the perfect amount, as a result, it allows crop growers to focus more on the plant itself now since there is no need to worry about nourishing the plant. Because the clouds are not as packed, the winds bring light rain which comes in random bursts (which helps since there is no fear of flooding) compared to the west wind which brings lower altitude clouds packed with rain, or the south wind which usually brings in the hurricanes/tropical storm.