Cossart Sercial Solera 1860
Cossart Gordon & Co. was established in 1745 and is the oldest company in the Madeira Wine Trade. This is an incredible fortified wine made from the Sercial grape variety aged in a solera system whereby maturing barrels are topped up with younger wines to build balance and complexity whilst also increasing their elegance and freshness. After spending around half a century in casks it was put into demi-johns prior to bottling in around the 1940s or 50s. It is wonderfully scented with notes of dried fruits, citrus peel, coffee grounds and spices. A remarkably complex and concentrated wine to be enjoyed over several hours.