Bottled in 2013 at 24 years barrel aged. Aged via the canteiro process, which stacks barrels in warehouses, where the wine is gently warmed to create madeira's distinct style. 100% Sercial, with between 20-60g/L residual sugar.
More time in wood equals more complex wood-and-balsam volatile secondary beauty. The fruit characters are raisined, dried, preserved and citric all at once, wandering through a sky-wide nose of fine aromatic timber, grilled bread and nuts. Dry Sercial's vegetality is largely subsumed by fine old wood perfume. It's complex as all get-out, but with great harmony and composure. Dry and saline in the mouth, it's almost austere but with a nice textural generosity through the palate, marked by complex herbal-woodiness and juicy palate acidity.