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...
From the island of Madeira, this medium-dry fortified wine offers an interesting slightly herbaceous edge, followed by a nutty, dry caramel palette. There’s a little sweetness balanced by good acidity, a very interesting wine that matches well with a host of foods, from anchovies on toast to hard cheeses like Gruyere or Comte.
Made by using a carefully selected blend of new and older ‘reserve’ wine from their 1er cru Vineyards. With a great rip citrus backbone and a core of toasty, biscuit, honeyed stone fruits and soft baked apple. The mousse is lovely and soft, delicate bubbles and good length on the finish. The wine was vinified in oak barrels. The Edouard Brun range offer such great value.
Brilliant pale yellow colour with a hint of green. On the nose green apple and white peach. On the palate these wines all have a lively acidity and a richness of mineral peach flavours. It has a wonderfully persistent finish.
Old vines and spontaneous ferment and ageing in old barrels of various sizes. Organic.
Gorgeous and inviting aroma: rich, spicy and just slightly smoky and a touch of struck-match reduction. This wine stopped me in my tracks - powerful, full-bodied, complex and spicy but still fresh. Has all the hallmarks of grand cru burgundy - intensity, depth, creamy texture, subtle oak, complexity and perfect harmony, with the potential for long ageing. Stunning. You could just about broach this now (actually it is irresistible) but it might be even better with a little longer in bottle. (J.Harding-18 points, tasted October 2017)
3 x 2 bottles each of Pale Ale, Pilsner and Porter 33cl.
This pack includes
1 x Half Ruby Dum
1 x Half Tawny Dee
1 x Half White Port
Pure salmon-pink in colour with an appealing herb-spiked and fruity nose. The palate is finely balanced; quite rich, spicy red fruit is accented with bright acidity and a cleansing, sapid finish. This is a lovely expression of the grapes and of the land.