Wow, so much fun to try a wine this old. The US Civil War was going on as these grapes were growing. Sercial is the grape used and it makes the driest version of Madeira. The color of Iced Tea, clear and bright. The nose has orange peel, and an earthiness to it. Also some walnut notes. And, of course, some oxidation. Medium bodied. Bracing acidity. On the palate, slightly nutty with a lot of alcohol. A bit of butter scotch. The finish is warm with some char. A very interesting wine and a little goes a long way. Probably best to drink this on its own after a great meal.