This Second growth was classified in 1855. Château Lascombes, with 118 ha of vines, has a large diversity of soils, all located in Margaux Appellation. The particularity of this estate is to have more Merlot in the vineyard: 50% of Merlot, 45% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% of Petit Verdot.
The French mutual, MACSF owner of Château Lascombes since 2011, is attached to do quality and to respect the Medoc tradition with the help of Dominique Befve, the General Manager since 2011 and with Michel Rolland, the oenologist consultant.
They are determined to make a wine up to its classification and to its soils. The Second wine of Château Lascombes is the Chevalier de Lascombes, who was the name of the first owner of the Chateau.
Château Lascombes is famous all over the world. Traditional winemaking methods exist side by side with the most modern ones in both the vineyard and the cellar. The marriage of tradition and modernity ushers forth a wine that is powerful, concentrated, fruity and elegant. The vines are scattered throughout the appellation, which gives Chateau Lascombes remarkable complexity and balance.
Thanks to the rigour and all the meticulous care lavished on this growth on a daily basis, Château Lascombes can claim to be one of the top wines of Margaux. Both firm and unctuous in style, the wine has individual character and an ageing potential which enables cellaring for decades.
Karine BARBIER comes from the Jura, region of France, and graduated in 1998 with a Master in International Commerce at the University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse.
For 10 years she worked in the multi-media world as key account manager. Since 2008 she has been in charge of public relations at Château Lascombes where she heads
the hospitality team and organizes tours of the estate, tastings, receptions and seminars at the château. She also liaises with the professional side of the sector (Bordeaux wine merchants, brokers and the press).