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Butler Nephew

Christie's Port Wine producer & shipper, Lda

Founded 1730
Owner Stephen Christie
Vineyards Quinta Dona Mafalda

This House was founded by John Nash in Burmester, Nash & Co in 1730. In 1789 they dissolved partnership and James Butler was taken as partner and the firm became Nach, Butler & Co. Twenty years later J Butler took Mr. Nash nephew Mr. Tynedale as partner och the firm change name again to Butler, Tyndale & Co. In 1829 James Butler's nephew Robert Butler joined and the name then became Butler & Nephew. When Samuel Dixon had been director of the house in 1854 they became well-known for their exclusive port. After the Second World War the house was owned by Gonzalez Byass and later Porto Vasconcellos took charge of the firm. In 1979 Stephen Christie bought the Gonzalez Byass business in Portugal to which Vasconcellos and Butler-Nephew belongs. Later on - in 1989 - Sandeman bought a large part of the stock. The brand however was still in the hands of Stephen Christie and today the brand is used again, this time appearing in the portfolio of Christie's wines.

Butler Nephew Vintages:1851, 1870, 1872, 1896*, 1900*, 1904*, 1908*, 1912*, 1920*, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964*, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1982, 2003, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseButler-NephewVintage1932
ColourLight tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, toffee and some burned sugar.Score range14.75 - 14.75
TasteA light port, hardly medium bodied. Quite sweet. Fudge in taste. Quite elegant and balanced with a nice finish bur we hope it has been better.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2012Point this date14.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1955
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld nose of pharmacy but also burned sugar and fudge. Still quite complex and enjoyable.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Fully mature and maybe a little old but still balanced with old acidity and quite complex. Attractive finish. Lovely old port anyhow!Average score15.63
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1963
ColourVery mature yellow, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpiciness with ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and much more in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking – absolutely on the top. Balanced and very complex port. Very tasty with lots of different tastes such as ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and so on. A seductive, elegant and very long finish. Astonishing port indeed!Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1966
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome toffee, cacao chocolate and candy but also some cranberries and perhaps some oddities but they left with some time in the glass.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. But maybe some unbalanced acidity. This is questionable however. Quite elegant and tasty with a long and rather seductive finish.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
Some disagreement about the bouquet.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRed berry, ginger, cacao and chocolate in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Wonderful taste of cacao. Balanced and elegant port with a long and attractive finish. Drink it and enjoy!Average score
Last tasted12th May 2013Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1975
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose. However, develops in glass.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Delicious, elegant and very tasty with a balanced and still attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage1982
ColourVery dark blue with no sign of maturation in the colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruit, dark berry suck as mulberry, dark cherry, blackberry but also some, chocolate, cacao and maybe spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Easy to drink and rather mature in taste in spite of the colour and with some round tannins. Balanced and rather enjoyable cacao, chocolate and maybe some spiciness in taste with a strait finish. Strange port! Quite massive but without the complexity and elegance we expectedAverage score15.88
Last tasted21st April 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home in Second International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
This was a strange 1982. We all believed that the port was from the 21st century when we tasted it 2017.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage2003
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, fudges, some old grocery shop with cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet but balanced. Very elegant and easy to drink and like. Toffee, milk chocolate and cacao in taste with a lovely and quite elegant finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseButler-NephewVintage2017
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry, black berry, mature and dried fruit but also some oak in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Very easy to drink and enjoy today with light and elegant tannins. Balanced of course with taste of mature fruit and dark berry. The finish is elegant and quite lovely.Average score
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
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Taylor 2005
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Rio Bom 2007
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Taylor 2018
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