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 second place (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, in 2001, it went to a total of $ 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 planted 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 is called "Chevalier de Lascombes". Incidentally, the estate is one of the customers of the well-known oenologist Michel Rolland