Cigar Aficionado

Sosa Wavell
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Tasting Note
Covered in a silky, dark wrapper this robusto draws perfectly, imparting rich smoke full of caféau lait flavor. Earth and hickory notes lead to a lightly spicy finish.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 3/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2007
Price $5.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 87

The color and cap on this cigar are fine. It’s a good performer, with a hint of toast and some cedar flavor on the finish, but it’s a bit bland.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 85

This cigar has gorgeous color and sheen, but a rough cap. It burns well. The smoke is dominated by cedar flavors, with a mild to medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This robusto has a smooth wrapper. It draws easily, with a pleasant aroma. The smoke is mild to medium bodied, with a cedary, buttery taste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 82

This cigar had a grassy edge to it. It is mild to medium bodied. And, it has a dry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 86

An interesting cigar. Some winey character, or overripe red fruit, with a solid core of nut and leather. But it's got some funkiness and a bit of bite on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 88

A medium bodied cigar. It has sweet flavors, with a hint of cocoa bean and nice earthy and spicy components.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1994 | Score: 84

A pleasant cigar with a slightly vegetal quality, yet it also has a tangy and spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 92

For a pleasant blend combining sweetness, solid structure and creaminess, the Sosa Wavell can’t be beat. Bearing a suggested retail price of $5, the cheapest cigar on the Top 25 list by 15 cents, the robusto is packed with café au lait flavor combined with earth, hickory and light spices. The 4 3/4-inch x 50-ring cigar is quite the smoke. Sosas are made under the keen supervision of family patriarch Juan B. Sosa, who operates within one of the Fuente factories in the Dominican Republic. Sosa cigars are lesser-known smokes that are nevertheless truly delicious and rewarding.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale