Now in its fourth decade in Queens Park Road a second retail outlet in Brighton’s Kemp Town, mail order and internet operations, and supplying many of Brighton’s best restaurants, pubs and bars, Butler’s can claim the title of Brighton’s Oldest Independent Wine Retailer.
Whether you’re seeking a mid-week easy-drinker, an upmarket weekend wine to accompany Sunday lunch, or an exceptional fine wine for a gift, Butler’s is able to offer appropriate choices and suggestions.
Whatever your taste, budget, or level of knowledge, Butler’s will be able to give you ideas, soothe your anxiety and send you on your way with a decent bottle. Read more...
Pinot dominates this richer, deeper blend from Ridgeview. Over 70% of the blend is shared between Noir & Meunier, providing generous red fruits and lovely aromatics. The addition of Chardonnay keeps acidity high and the wine balanced, as with many Pinot led blends this lends itself to dining and is a lovely gastronomic wine, great with more robust dishes like smoked duck and earthy vegetables such as jerusalem artichoke.
Decanter tasting Feb 2017: 91 points
The Blanc de Blancs 2011 comes from the oldest vines in the vineyard. It has aromas of toffee, brioche and mandarin. The flavour is creamy with almond and a hint of lemon zest. Only 2500 bottles of the Blanc de Blancs 2011 have been produced.
A classic rose made from Pinot Noir.
Luminescent, super pale, fragrant stone fruit nose, linear and austere, peachy, a hint of umami, lingering acidity, a rose with depth, purity and intrigue.
A BRIGHT GOLDEN COLOUR WITH A DELICATE MOUSSE, THIS BLANC DE BLANCS HAS CLASSIC CHARDONNAY AROMAS OF GREEN APPLE, CITRUS AND MINERAL NOTES COMBINED WITH BUTTERED TOAST AND TARTE TATIN RICHNESS FROM EXTENDED LEES AGEING. THE PALATE IS WELL BALANCED WITH A STREAK OF ZESTY ACIDITY COMPLEMENTING A GENTLE MOUSSE THAT GIVES WAY TO A CREAMY, HAZELNUT AND BAKED APPLE.
Velvet-textured with floral coriander and orris flavours, balanced with grapefruit and lemon zests. Perfected with a long finish of subtle bitter orange notes
The perfect Aperitif, this zesty pure Seyval Blanc is all about citrus and freshness. Green apple, pear and grapefruit flash across the palette creating the perfect wine for greeting the guests and getting the party started.
Very delicate, this local hero comes from just over the hill at Albourne Estate. Bright acidity and a floral palate of elderflower and citrus peel make this a wonderful match for raw seafood, think sushi or a ceviche.