A certain synthesis takes place in a premium cigar – after it’s been rolled and placed into the box. The tobaccos meld, exchange flavors, and create a more uniform profile. All the while, the cigar is shedding unwanted impurities that can interrupt the intended flavor. The most important ingredients in premium cigars are time and water. That said, aging a bad cigar won’t make it taste good. A fine cigar must be well-blended from mature high-quality tobaccos right out of the gates. Patience is the final step in the process.