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...
Densely coloured wine with a high impact impressive nose. Spice, cedar, toast and chocolate are layered with blackberry and plum. The palate has lots of juicy ripe plum, and a textural earthy chocolate sensation. Tannins build to the finish. A complex wine with great balance, concentration and length.
Booze-soused cherry, rose water, root spice, a prickle of cardamom and clove (30% whole bunch) and a gentle vanilla icing round out the experience, before cranberry acidity crackles down its spine.
The 2012 Estate Pinot Noir expresses exceptional aromatic complexity with notes of fresh black cherries and subtle rhubarb, followed by hints of toasted oak and ripe cranberry. This wine has flavors of raspberry, dried thyme, tobacco and finishes with a hint of black pepper.