# Finish

The aftertaste (also called finish) that remains in the mouth after a sip. The finish is measured in caudalies (finish in seconds). One can thus distinguish between a long finish (seven to 15 seconds), a medium-length finish (four to seven seconds) and a short finish. A pleasant, long finish is often said to indicate a high-quality wine. However, some connoisseurs criticize the assessment of the finish exactly by seconds at tastings as a rather daring stopwatch mentality, especially since the finish (retronasal) must ultimately be largely dependent on the nose, which can tire after tasting several champagnes (or other wines) and no longer necessarily reliably adhere exactly to seconds.