Sercial produces the driest style of Madeira. This is certainly a dry wine that gets its richness from concentration and the wood aging. It has spice and old-wood taste as well as wonderfully perfumed spirits and candied lemon. Drink now.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.