Unit of measurement for the intensity or length of the finish or the sustainability of the impression of smell and taste when drinking wine (from lat. cauda = tail or tail). One second of sustainability is one caudalie. If it subsides quickly, it is called a "short finish" (up to about 5 seconds), if it lasts, it is called a "long finish". From 20 caudalies on, a wine is considered very good, from 50 and more, it is considered grandiose or a wine of the century. See also under wine address and wine evaluation.