Garnett's Brothers Ltd
The company was founded in 1896 by the brothers William Thomas Garnett (1855-1921) and George Henry Garnett (1859-1944). William Thomas had a background at Hay & Sons, wine & spirit merchants of Norfolk Street, Sheffield. The Garnett brothers took over a shop at 29 High Street, Rotherham. They also had several off-licence shops, several in Sheffield, and they were also selling tobacco, cigars, ale and stout with their own bottling. In 1908 they formed a private limited company. In the 1920s the company was run by George Henry's two sons, Henry Redge Garnett and George Bromley Garnett and in 1923 William Thomas’s grandson Albert Garnet Shepard joined the company. Albert Garnet Shepard was one of the final two managing directors from 1949 and until 1963 when the company was sold to Bass Group, a brewery.
The company bottled various imported wines. In 1963 they were area distibutors for Dow's ports and Old Priory port.
|Garnett's Brothers Vintages:||1917|
|Colour||Still rather dark but quite beautiful mature yellow in colour.||Number of tastings||1|
|Bouquet||Toffee, crema caramel, cream candy, butterscotch and much more in the nose.||Score range||16.75 - 16.75|
|Taste||Medium body. Perfect mature and peaking. Will of course not be better. Balanced an very elegant and complex. Butterscotch, crème caramel and candy in taste with a lovely and very attractive finish.||Average score|
|Last tasted||23rd December 2017||Point this date||16.75|
|Comment||At home with the family.|
Bottled by Garnett Brothers in Sheffield, UK, but the port wine house is unknown to us.
|Tasters||SAI, JB, SS|