With one hundred eighteen hectares of vines (including one hundred twelve in the Margaux appellation and six in the Haut- Médoc appellation) Château Lascombes is one of the largest estates in the Médoc. Included among the second growths in the 1855 classification, the estate has a prestigious history going back to Chevalier de Lascombes, born in 1625. The terroir consists of forty of the finest plots in the Margaux appellation. The wine is extremely well-known and much-appreciated on export markets. The best traditional and modern techniques are used in the vineyard and cellar to produce powerful, concentrated, fruity, and elegant wine. The fact that the various plots are widely scattered gives Lascombes remarkable complexity, balance, and ageing potential. Colony Capital acquired the estate in April 2001 and a new era began under the management of Dominique Befve. Since then, the cellars and vineyard have been entirely restructured in order to produce wine worthy of Lascombes' classification and appellation.