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Wine Finish

By: Wine Library Staff

What does the word "finish" mean in the wine world?

The last impression you have of a wine is its finish.

It is the taste or flavors that stay on your palate or in your mouth after you have swallowed the wine. That taste can be many things depending on the type and style of the wine.

The finish describes the very last flavor or sensation you have after swallowing or in some cases spitting out the wine.