Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2011

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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 groun

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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

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Snooth User: ludwigk
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/28/2011

Very well balanced wine, a typical Brouilly! However, its fruity length dissociates this wine from its competitors


Snooth User: magoski
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 03/03/2011

"Flat", says Candace. I prefer the word 'dusty'. In fact, I'd argue, this is a good example of Rutherford Dust. "Are you", says Candace, "calling this wine flat?" "No", says I, "I am calling this wine similar in it's attempt to be something it ultimately is not." "And what prey tell is this wine 'ultimately not'? This wine is ultimately not good Beaujolais. Taste it again. And while you are pouring the taste, remind yourself to stop for a moment to ponder the design, look and feel of the bottle itself. The label is not glued on very well. Although I am sure many have been made, The bottle does not look mass produced. It looks like a Burgundy Bottle with a Cock Ring. A cock Ring? yes. A Cock Ring. This wine would like itself to be Charlie Sheen, but it can't, because there can be only one Charlie Sheen, and this is not who this is. Who is this then? This is not the King of Beuajolais. A mighty Count perhaps a Prince; but King, it is not. Color is spot on. Wood is efervescent. The subsequent swallows indicate carbonic maceration. Not that carbonic maceration is a bad thing. But the King would not allow itself to be treated in such crude fashion. The King would require a bit more finesse. Or would he? There's alcohol here, but really too much if it were to call itself King and be worthy of such titles. A true Beujoalis would need not high levels of alocohol to induce servitude; no, rather, a true Beaujolais need rely solely on the merits of the Gamay Grape and the Land from which it Came. Brouilly is not far from the Windmills, but not far is not even close when it comes to Wine Regions and Terroir; still, that does not stop Brouilly from wanting so badly to be thought of as King. Terroir is afterally, not solely a reflection of the land and the sea and the air; but also of the time and place, and of the people and thier culture that harnessed this Nousse of Earth and Sea and Air. And it changes with the will of the People. Terroir is but a reflection of Place. Now taste the wine. Let it sit in your mouth. Feel the earth. The dirt, the dust, the grit and the grain between your teeth. Stems and twigs, leaves and wort. Lustfull Ambition. A Lasting Dessert. Pretty Tannins on the teeth. Like soft wet plaster between my toes in the palm of my cheeks, my rosy red toes wiggle and waffle and send up Chinese Fireworks lighting gold and red writing written directly onto your body, I am struck by the earth of this wine. It overpowers everything else. Classic Brouilly. YES But is this the King of Beaujolais? NO this is not.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
7579096
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/30/2009

Three glasses


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/22/2007

A real barnyard nose - very woodsy and musty in the mouth. A deep and brooding gamay wine, but fantastic. Darker fruits than most gamay's. A mineral and mushroom finish. Tasted as part of a Beaujolais Boat Cruise


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External Reviews for Château de la Chaize Brouilly

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2009

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.


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Vintage: 2008 07/14/2010

Funkelndes Rubinrot. Im Bouquet Aromen von Pflaumen, Pfirsich und roten Beeren mit einer dezent mineralischen Note. Eleganter und finessenreicher Gehalt, weicher, fruchtiger Ausklang.


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Vintage: 2008 10/13/2010

Dunkles Granatrot. Aromen erinnern an schwarze Kirschen und Himbeeren. Breit und voll im Auftakt. Wirkt strukturiert mit anhaltender Aromatik.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 08/29/2007

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


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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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