Saga Médoc

Thanks to the diversity of the soil, the Médoc is able to produce a uniquely varied range of wines to suit all occasions.

The Collection’s Médoc is the result of rigorous selection according to the “house” technical team’s strict criteria: reduced yields, perfectly ripe, pure fruit, and respectful vinification. The Médoc’s star grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, is predominant in the blend. Maturing is adapted to each vintage and completed before bottling so that the Collection’s Médoc is ready for immediate drinking.

Saga Médoc


  • Vintage 2016

    • 60 % Cabernet sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    2016 est à Bordeaux un millésime remarquable, tant en quantité qu’en qualité, rappelant en cela le mythique 1990 ! L’année a été néanmoins difficile pour les viticulteurs, avec un début de cycle très arrosé (800 mm de pluviométrie sur les 6 premiers mois de l’année), une période très sèche du 1er juillet au 13 septembre, enfin des orages localisés et un bel été indien, qui ont finalement permis d’atteindre une maturité parfaite. Les vins sont riches, suaves, fruités, avec une maturité de tanins rarement atteinte et des couleurs très profondes. La rive gauche et le Cabernet Sauvignon ont engendré les plus belles réussites du millésime.


    Colour: Deep crimson-purple.
    Nose: Subtle and refined, mingling notes of polish with aromas of candied liquorice and Morello cherries.
    Palate: Elegant and well structured, with tight, dense tannins on the palate and a pleasant hint of liquorice on the finish, this wine already has a great deal of charm, and also has the structure to improve further with age.

  • Vintage 2015

    • 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    2015 was characterized by a rather late bud break, and rapid, uniform flowering in very favourable conditions (low rainfall and above average temperatures). July was very hot (with temperatures approaching heatwave levels between 30 June and 6 July) and dry (20 mm of rain, as in 2010). However, August was very rainy (90 mm on average) compared to the last fifteen years. The onset of ripening (late July/early August) was fast and uniform. As a Bordeaux vintage, 2015 was generally a very good year, but is characterized by a degree of unevenness due to the erratic rainfall in August and September.

    TASTING NOTES (at bottling)

    Colour: Deep crimson-purple.
    Nose: Rich, complex, with aromas of dark berries, sweet spices (vanilla, cinnamon) and burnt notes.
    Palate: Generous and silky, with a full-bodied, very rounded structure. The finish is long and spicy.

  • Vintage 2014

    • 60 % Cabernet sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    The summer of 2014 was rather gloomy, characterized by a lack of sunshine and low temperatures, but then beautiful weather arrived in the entire region in early September and remained for several weeks (until the end of October), saving the vintage. The Indian summer gave the vines optimal ripening conditions, and the grapes reached a balance between sugar, acidity and phenols worthy of a great vintage. The Cabernet Sauvignon benefited from the superb late season and offered excellent quality in 2014.



    Colour: Intense ruby red
    Nose: Intense and aromatic, mingling notes of leather and spice with subtle woody aromas. 
    Palate: Full-bodied attack, evolving with a fine tannic structure, to offer spicy flavours and a long, fresh, aromatic finish.

  • Vintage 2013

    • 60 % Cabernet sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    The 2013 vintage in Bordeaux was characterized by difficult weather conditions. A wet spring resulted in widespread flower abortion and uneven grape size, hail storms then caused significant losses, especially in the Entre-deux-Mers region, and there were alternating spells of rain and fine weather until the harvests. It was one of the most difficult vintages of the last 30 years, with the lowest overall yield since the frost of 1991!


    Colour: Intense red with hints of orangey brown.
    Nose: Expressive and elegant, with intense aromas mingling sweet spices, red fruit and liquorice.
    Palate: Supple and flavourful, very aromatic and complex with a good freshness on the finish. A success for the vintage, this wine offers a fine expression of the terroir.

  • Vintage 2012

    • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 50% Merlot

    2012 was a difficult vintage that presented numerous challenges in the vineyard. After a harsh winter, the cool spring slowed down flowering, which was spread over a fairly long period. Fertilisation was hampered by the rain in early June, resulting in flower abortion and uneven grape size, so yields were low. The wet weather and lack of sunshine continued until mid-July but then August and early September were hot and dry, with a substantial variation between day and night-time temperatures, finally enabling the grapes to reach a satisfactory degree of ripeness before the heavy rain at the end of September.


    Colour: Shiny, dark red ruby.
    Nose: Expressive and complex, with notes of tobacco and cigar box; aromas of dark berries (blackberries) and spices on aeration.
    Palate: a classic Médoc on the palate, with medium structure, tight tannins, a pleasant freshness on the finish and a good, spicy, aromatic length.

  • Vintage 2011

    • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 50% Merlot

    2011 was one of the hottest, sunniest and, above all, driest years of the last four decades. These weather conditions encouraged a fast, uniform, very early flowering (two to three weeks earlier than usual); they also resulted in water stress for some plots and an early start of ripening, during July.
    The harvests were early: the beginning of September for the Merlot and mid-September for the Cabernet. After two rich, concentrated vintages, 2011 saw a return to harmony and balance: a classic vintage.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Deep glints of purple.
    Nose: Intense and distinguished, blending aromas of red fruit (Morello cherries, blackcurrants), sweet spices (cinnamon) and candied liquorice.
    Palate: Harmonious and balanced, with ripe tannins that are already well integrated; good freshness and powerful, lingering aromas on the finish (red fruit, spices).
    A classic, elegant Médoc.

  • Vintage 2010

    • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 50% Merlot

    In 2010, difficult conditions at the time of flowering of certain varieties (Cabernet and late Merlot) often led to coulure (flower abortion) and millerandage (mixed berry sizes), accompanied by a historic drought.
    The average yield in 2010 was down 15% on 2009.
    This allowed the production of wines of high overall quality: exceptionally rich tannins, high alcohol levels balanced with strong acidity, which will ensure the liveliness and longevity of the wines. The Left Bank wines, the stars of the 2010 vintage, combine power, structure and an attractive freshness on the palate. 2009/2010: a historic duo!

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: deep ruby red.
    Nose: Subtle and aromatic, dominated by smoky, toasty and spicy notes. Opens up on aeration to reveal blackberry and blackcurrant aromas.
    Palate: Full bodied and fleshy, with an attractive sweetness on the front palate, ripe, velvety tannins, and a fresh and spicy finish.

  • Vintage 2009

    • 60% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 40% Merlot

    The 2009 vintage met the five conditions necessary for a great year in Bordeaux: uniform, early flowering and setting of the fruit (early June) with hot, dry, sunny weather; an equally early start to the ripening process (véraison), beginning in late July, complete ripeness due a warm, dry August and September, and finally dream harvests starting late in September, in perfect weather conditions! 
    The wines of the Médoc show great quality, with superb aromatic expression and ripe, silky tannins.

    Tasting notes (at bottling)

    Colour: Deep crimson.
    Nose: Aromatic and intense, combining jammy aromas of fruit (strawberries, blackcurrants) with notes of liquorice.
    Palate: Well-rounded and balanced, with ripe, velvety tannins, and spicy, powerful flavours (cinnamon, black pepper).

  • Vintage 2008

    • 70% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 30% Merlot

    2008 was the smallest harvest brought into the cellars since the frost of 1991. After an early bud break, the vines suffered from late frosts which wiped out part of the crop in many vineyards. The 2008 vintage benefited from very favourable dry, sunny weather in September and October.

    tasting notes (at bottling)

    Beautiful deep ruby colour.
    Discreet, refined, elegant nose dominated by aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants, and toasted and grilled notes (hazelnuts and almonds).
    On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and well-balanced with a voluminous attack, mellow tannins and a long liquorice finish.