A great showing for this "young" Madeira. Light brown (the color of Iced tea) in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is great. Dusty with Tootsie Rolls, caramel and orange peel notes. Full bodied. Viscous texture. Great acidity. On the palate, this is slightly sweet. Complex. Delicious. Chocolate, caramel and slight oranges. Long, long finish. This is drinking well and at age 55, it has decades maybe centuries left. Great on its own, this would work with more savory, plain desserts.