Many reviews I have read about cigars we state what kind of finish they have. Short, long etc..... I'm not sure what they are talking about? My only guess would be the aftertaste when the cigar is over. Because I have smoke some cigars where the taste goes away soon after the somke, than others that will stay with you for a couple days no matter what you do. I have no ideal if that is what they are talking about, so somebody who does know share the info. Thanks.