- Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
- Light Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
The deep black-cherry character is married to concentrated fine tannins and a whiff of smoke, this combination making a serious statement about what Brouilly can do. Impressively mineral palate with a very long, structured finish that needs some time to reach ideal drinking harmony. Sustainable. Drinkable now, but best from 2024.
The 2019 Brouilly La Chaize Monopole is another fine success, mingling aromas of plums, exoticism's spices, wild berries and orange rind in an inviting mélange. Medium to full-bodied, ample and perfumed, with lively acids and rich tannins that assert themselves on the finish, it shows the extent to which this property is making progress.
The ambitious restoration of the Château de La Chaize and its vineyards—including a transition to organic farming initiated in 2020—continues apace, and the results continue to manifest themselves in the glass. Amounting to 140 hectares, of which 60 are planted to vine, this has the potential to number among the region's most important producers. The team, headed by Boris Gruy, has invested in a new cuverie and foudres, with the wines seeing two winters' élevage before bottling. The wines reviewed here are the best they've produced to date, and I'm delighted to see this domaine's upward trajectory. Consumers and importers should start paying attention!