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  • Chris Kissack on Richard Leroy

    Chris Kissack in Wine Doctor 24th June 2013 on Richard Leroy Les Noëls de Montbenault 2009 Following a fabulous tasting of the wines of Richard Leroy, a full report on which I will publish tomorrow, it seems inevitable to me that my chosen 'weekend wine' this week should be one of Richard's. One of the most iconic names in Anjou winemaking, Richard Leroy makes exceptional Chenin Blanc from two distinct plots...

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  • Eric Asimov on Fillastre

    The Soulful Side of Bordeaux Eric Asimov in the New York Times Published: August 24, 2010 ST.-JULIEN-BEYCHEVELLE, France COMPARED with the grand chateaus of the Médoc, the tiny Domaine du Jaugaret may seem irrelevant. The critics don’t score its wines, it’s barely mentioned in guides, it doesn’t play in the futures game. The winemaking facility is no more than a series of stone sheds with floors of dirt and gravel and walls covered in a...

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  • Eric Asimov on Jaugaret

    Profile of the Winemaker Jean-François Fillastre ERIC ASIMOV IN THE NEW YORK TIMES I’ve met many exceptional people in the wine business over the years, but  Jean-François Fillastre is one of the most extraordinary. Mr. Fillastre is the proprietor of Domaine du Jaugaret, a tiny producer of St. Julien, and the centerpiece of my column on the vigneron side of Bordeaux. Like any great winemaker — or chef or...

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