An voluptuous and generous biodynamic red from Languedoc
The Domaine Leon Barral Jadis 2014 is a beautiful, biodynamic blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Syrah and 20% Grenache, hailing from a 10-hectare vineyard in the Lentheric hamlet in the Languedoc appellation of Faugeres. Maceration is carried out for 3 to 4 weeks with regular punch-downs in cement tanks. The must is lightly pressed in a vertical wooden basket press. The wine is aged for 24 to 26 months in oak barrels (of which 10% are new). Only native yeasts are used in the production of this wine.
The Jadis 2014 from Domaine Leon Barral is bold and spicy, with a voluptuous and harmonious mouthfeel, generous but still displaying the suppleness of ripe fruit (plums, cherries), along with spices, touches of chocolate and green herbs. A nice acidity lends plenty of freshness, balancing out the rounded tannins. This wine also offers a long and tasty finish, characterised by rich earthy notes.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
From an unheralded vintage, the 2014 Jadis is a special effort, not for its weight or concentration but for its uncommon grace and elegance. Carignan spice notes mark the nose, followed up by floral notes (lavender and violets) and fraises des bois. It's medium to full-bodied but nearly weightless, with supple tannins that leave a silky impression behind on the long finish.