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Château Lascombes

The winery is located in the municipality Margaux in the eponymous area in the Médoc (Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux). The first owners are the Durfort de Duras family, who planted the first vineyards in the 15th century and ran the estate for centuries. The family belonged to that time as well Château Durfort-Vivens and the areas of Lascombes originally belonged to it. During the French Revolution, the estate came for some years in state ownership. Jean-François Lascombes then led it to the top, in a magazine it was in 1838 as equal to the Château Margaux called. In the Bordeaux classification 1855 the estate received the second rank (Deuxième Cru Classé). In 1952, the estate was owned by a US consortium and was owned by Alexis Lichine (1913-1989). In 1971 it was sold to the English brewery group Bass Charrington. Finally, it went in 2001 to a circulated $ 67 million to the US pension fund Colony Capital. The total property covers a total of 110 hectares, of which the vineyards make up 84 hectares of vineyards. These are with Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Petit Verdot (5%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 20 months in 80% new oak barrels. The second wine the house is called "Chevalier de Lascombes".

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