A: They are pretty close. If you were blindfolded you wouldn't notice a huge difference. Thus far, I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from Fuente fans saying how much they enjoy them. I wouldn't say they are exact, but the flavor and body is damn close.
A: They left the factory and that usually means 2-3 weeks until they are delivered, inspected, counted and available for purchase. My deepest apologizes for the inconvience these have been selling like hot cakes.