2009 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis

Red Blend

  • France
  • Languedoc Roussillon
  • Languedoc
  • Faugères
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • pgb67 wrote: 93 points

    August 19, 2021 - Summer of 2021 Cornucopia of Wines (Dogwood Grove, Garezers, HHI): Wow was this a pleasant surprise since I am generally unfamiliar with this maker and this appellation. But a trusted salesman turned me onto it many years ago and some ageing really did wonders for it. A bit like the Beaulieu Cab above, this has developed a bit of a raspberry mousse or pastry element to it which was intoxicating. In addition, there are elements of forest and game and it’s all just a nice package and evolves in the glass as well.

  • portman63 Does not like this wine:

    September 18, 2016 - There is just something I just don't get about this wine. I think the rustic Carignan (50% of blend via Kermit Lynch's site) must just not be my thing or maybe it becomes something greater after 7 years and I didn't give it enough time. However, I tried one a year for three years and never enjoyed it nor saw potential (decanting, overnighting it, etc.) for me to like it. It never seemed off in any way, but just rough and tannic mid-palate through the finish with only terse fruit to show with it. I can't score it since I just don't understand what it is going for and others seem to have a better feel for it than I.

  • Sotto325 wrote: 92 points

    September 13, 2015 - If one were to choose between a fully decanted, room temperature offering of this wonderful wine, or a cellar temp, rougher Pnp, I will now suggest the latter. Once gain, the deep breeding, almost taste of the earth and vines, richness and finish make this one of the most special wines in a long time. Subtle, no. Nor a perfumed Cote de Nuits or Pomerol. But the Jadis is singing now and the 209 fully ready.

    The old vine carignan produces here an almost sweet small dark fruit compote at center, with lots of moist earth, fall leaves And the black pepper and Grenache smoothness in the room temp, the soft flavors were a bit more subtle, so the colder version will show a bit more racy character. The finish is complete, and the nose jumps at you with sweet bramble berries, mushrooms( not like Mourvèdre) and wood.

  • Al Ehrhardt wrote:

    July 27, 2015 - Very nice bottle. Very enjoyable now, but no rush.

  • forceberry wrote: 93 points

    February 9, 2015 - A blend of Carignan (50%), Syrah (30%) and Grenache (20%). Fermented spontaneously, macerated for 3-4 weeks in concrete tanks. Aged for 2 years in oak barrels (10%) new.

    Dense, completely opaque and quite inky appearance with blackish red color that turns to surprisingly youthful, purple hue towards the rim. The nose feels somewhat closed and a bit reductive with slowly opening aromas of peppery spice, ripe dark fruits, some tobacco character, a little bit of oaky dark chocolate character, a hint of bretty funk and a touch of lifted volatile character. Contrasting the somewhat understated nose, the wine is remarkably pure, juicy and expressive on the palate with vibrant, ripe flavors of sweet dark plums, peppery spice, crunchy red fruits, some funky wild character, a little bit of perfumed floral character, hints of ripe forest fruits like blackberries and blueberries and a slightly porty touch of sweet dried figs. The wine is very structured with its moderately high acidity and very ample and extracted, but also ripe and powdery tannins. These tannins offer a lot of grip, but they don't feel angular nor aggressive. The lengthy finish is quite warm and rather mouthdrying with noticeably tannic character. There are complex, pure flavors of juicy blackberries, wild strawberries, succulent dark plums, some peppery spice, a little bit of earthy garrigue, a hint of leathery funk and a touch of savory wood spice.

    A wonderfully vibrant, pure and energetic Languedoc red with a lot of depth, complexity and focus. The warm 2009 vintage might have contributed some to the alcohol warmth here, but otherwise the wine is remarkably fresh and vibrant for one from such a hot vintage and warm region. This is a big wine for sure, but definitely not heavy, too extracted or overdone. Really lovely now, but based on its somewhat reductive character, balance and immense tannic structure, I can see that this wine will continue to develop at least until its 10th birthday. Wonderful stuff, priced according to its quality at 29,62€. Highly recommended.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Léon Barral
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Jadis
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc Roussillon
  • SubRegion Languedoc
  • Appellation Faugères
  • UPC Code 761503413352

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 128 (44%)
  • Consumed 163 (56%)

Food Pairing

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fromages, gibiers, viandes en sauce, volailles rôtie

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