// Historical Collection

Historical I - 325th Anniversary

The Onion

// Historical Collection I - The Onion

The Wine

To mark the 325th Anniversary of the foundation of the house we have decided to release Taylor Fladgate’s 325th Anniversary Limited Edition Port.

This unique blend has been made from the extensive reserves of tawny stocks stored in the firm’s lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia. Wines that were destined for ageing as 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawny lots have been carefully selected by Taylor’s Head winemaker, David Guimaraens and blended to form this opulent and seductive aged tawny.

This opulent and seductive aged tawny is a fitting tribute to Taylor Fladgate’s 325th anniversary and to the firm’s expertise in ageing and blending the finest cask aged ports.

// Historical Collection I - The Onion

Tasting Notes

Deep chestnut brown core encircled by a narrow brick rim. A rich figgy nose with a background of toffee and mocha, notes of plum and apricot, spicy hints of blackpepper, nutmeg and fleeting scents of jasmine, all come together in a heady complex harmony. Dense and luscious on the palate, with a wonderful velvety smoothness. The mellow flavours of butterscotch and molasses merge with rich jammy red berry flavours, a perfect blend of youth and maturity.


The bottle should be kept upright, protected from light and at a cool and constant temperature. The particular qualities of this wine allow it to be enjoyed over an extended period of time once opened, without losing its freshness and vibrancy. Optimum drinking time after opening the bottle is two months.


The wine benefits from being served slightly chilled, between 12ºC to 16ºC. This wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.

// How to Enjoy

Pairing Suggestions

a delicious dessert wine, and combines particularly well with flavours of almonds, berry fruit or dark chocolate. It can also be enjoyed as an accompaniment for rich, blue veined cheeses.

It is excellent at the end of the meal, as a crowning moment of an enjoyable evening, served on its own or with a plate of walnuts or roasted almonds. It benefits from being served slightly chilled, particularly in warm weather.

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Press Reviews

94 Points  /  Decanter, May 2017

Lifted but dense dried and candied fruit nose along with chocolate-covered coffee beans and Christmas baking spices. Multilayered, plush palate with a concentrated, juicy, bright mulberry core of acidity surrounded by rich sticky toffee pudding and warm gingerbread notes. Complex but approachable – a delicious tawny.

93 Points  /  JamesSuckling.com, June 2017
97 Points  /  Wine Enthusiast Magazine, July 2017

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