Château Lascombes is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Seconds Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. In the 1950s, the estate was purchased by French wine writer Alexis Lichine who continued to own part of the estate till 1971 when Bass Charrington took over principal ownership. In 2001 it was purchased by Yves Vatelot and US-based Colony Capital, who in 2011 sold it to the French insurance group MACSF. In addition to its premier cuvee, a second wine is also produced, under the name Chevalier de Lascombes. Additional brands are Château Segonnes, Rosé de Lascombes, Vin Sec Chevalier de Lascombes and Gombaud.
Château Lascombes 2001 displays wonderful deep, intense color. Aromas of red berry fruit combine well with elegant oak. An explosive attack on the palate, with power, concentration, richness and roundness, is followed by a delicious mingling of fruit, spice and oak. The finish is long and enticing with a hint of chocolate. This vintage is seductive and elegant, well-worthy of its appellation, and magnificent for laying down.