I finally had a real Cuban Cigar. I was so lucky to be in London in October (2003). My friend Dave and I made our way over to London's famous smoke shop -- Davidoff of London. Davidoff's can be found right near Saint James Palace. I grabbed a Partagas and a Hoyo de Monterey. The wrapper leaf had nice flecks of green in it. The smoke was beyond compare. The ash was fine and white, the touch was firm and the draw was excellent. Strong is the word when it comes to flavor. I have been waiting a long time for this, and I was not dissapointed.