"We have about four million liters of Madeira wine maturing here," revealed Chris Blandy, the CEO of his family's company. "We have a lot of people that come here to work." He opened a Sercial from 2002, which was created from one of the five Madeira grape varietals, in a dordle casual manner. Despite the fact that it had toffee and stewed-apple notes, as well as a lemony acidity, it was not too sweet. It wasn't even that old. Madeira, in contrast to other wines, has a rather long shelf life. There are surviving Madeiras that are rich, bittersweet, and wonderfully palatable, and they were produced around the time when John Blandy traveled from England to establish the winery that retains his name to the present day. And this happened in the year 1811.