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.
Ripe cherry, herbal and subtle tobacco aromas. The palate has juicy plum and berry fruit, fresh and bright acidity, supple balancing tannins and a bitter cherry twist on the finish.
The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (100% Prugnolo Gentile) is another big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, leather, spices and earthiness. This generous, cask-aged Vino Nobile builds on the finish as the tannins come to life, but the balance is unquestionably outstanding.
Area: Sherry, Andalucia.
Rich old amontillado nose. Lots of depth. Nicely nutty. And not too sweet. Properly dry on the palate. Nicely austere. Yet rich and full flavoured on the follow-through. Elegant and intense. Fine.