Château De La Chaize

+33 4.74.03.41.05 Château de La Chaize
Odenas, 69460
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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 Read more »

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  • Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2005

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    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 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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  • Château de la Chaize Cuvée Traditionnelle Bib Rouge 2006

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    "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 Bea... Read More

    Wine review by magoski


  • Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly 2010

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

    Wine review by ludwigk


  • Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2004

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    Nose was nice but a bit runny.Detected a hint of walnut along with a banana/strawberry flavor near the front of the palette. Went well with fish and dumplings. Read More

    Wine review by Chopine427


  • Brouilly Aoc 2007

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    Cheap bottle, red fruit, bad review in the wine encyclopedia but I thought it was alright Read More

    Wine review by drsloat


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  • Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2004

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    Wine review by Andrew Agrodolce


  • Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2005

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  • Château de la Chaize Brouilly 2005

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    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. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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