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Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2005

Member Review by Philip James:

Very juicy - nose of cherry and jolly ranchers. Practically zero tannins, enough bit to keep it interesting, but very soft and smooth. The finish has some heat from the alcohol, but overall a very light wine.

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Château De La Chaize:
In 1667 François de La Chaize d'Aix, Captain of the Lyon Regiment, and later Seneschal of Lyon, purchased the estates of the Lords of La Douze in Odenas. A couple of years later the old castle collapsed, burrying his two sons and leaving him without any direct male descent. The new house was built between 1674 and 1676 after the plans of Jules Hardouin Mansart, Superintendant of the Royal Build... Read more
In 1667 François de La Chaize d'Aix, Captain of the Lyon Regiment, and later Seneschal of Lyon, purchased the estates of the Lords of La Douze in Odenas. A couple of years later the old castle collapsed, burrying his two sons and leaving him without any direct male descent. The new house was built between 1674 and 1676 after the plans of Jules Hardouin Mansart, Superintendant of the Royal Buildings of King Louis XIV, together with its gardens after the drawings of André Le Nôtre the King's Gardener and landscape architect of the gardens of Versailles. Little by little François de La Chaize d'Aix enlarged the estate by purchasing bordering fiefs - several hundred hectares - and the estate which by then bore his name was successively raised to the rank of a county (1677) and later of a marquisate(1693).This was partly due to the influence of his older brother, also called François, the Reverend Père La Chaize * d'Aix, the Jesuit confessor of King Louis XIV. After his death the estate passed on to his deceased son's son-in law, the Count de Montaigu, Ambassador of King Louis XV in Venice (whose private secretary was Jean-Jacques Rousseau). Today the estate is the property of the Marquise de Roussy de Sales who inherited it in 1967 from her aunt the Marquise de Montaigu. In 1968 she started an important program of restoration of both the house and the gardens.Since 1972, the setting, the castle, the winery and its cellars together with the gardens have all been classified as Historical Monuments.. (°) the Père La Chaise cemetery in Paris was given his name after he gave the city the land where he had his country estate. Read less

Member Reviews for Château de la Chaize Brouilly

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
08/17/2008

Very juicy - nose of cherry and jolly ranchers. Practically zero tannins, enough bit to keep it interesting, but very soft and smooth. The finish has some heat from the alcohol, but overall a very light wine.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
01/28/2012

Some riesling-esque petrol and minerality on the nose. Red apple, dried leaves. On the palate, some red apple and hints of pear. Interesting nuances. Drinks nice. 11/19/11


Snooth User: edink
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3.50 5
03/24/2008

color: red velvet aroma: strawberries for sure and also some kind of flower... body: light-medium taste: rosehip, cherry, tart fruit versatile, decent, respectable


Snooth User: brentonw
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3.00 5
01/30/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Château de la Chaize Brouilly

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/29/2007

Always a classic around the house. Easy-drinking, always.


External Review
10/15/2009

Brouilly De La Chaize 750ml This ruby-coloured wine is rich in fruit aromas . It is made exclusively out of Gamay , a black grape with a white juice. The vine harvest is handmade according to a very strict selection of the ground provenances.


External Review
01/15/2009

A light and fragrant wine, deep purple in color, it is full of the typical berry-like flavors that are hallmarks of the best brouilly.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe wine has greater body and a longer life than most Brouilly. Light and fragrant, deep purple in color, it is full of the typical berry-like flavors that are hallmarks of the best Brouilly. Serve slightly chilled. Excellent with pate, sausage, cheese, pasta salads, light meats and veal.



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