2nd Classified Growth, 1st in everyone’s mind!
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Lascombes leaps from the glass with black raspberries, mulberries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of earth, herbs, meats and cedar. Medium-bodied, it has plenty of juicy fruit and is fresh and plush, finishing long with a mineral lift. "
- Robert Parker 94 points
Dark Cherries, Plums, Blackberries
Barbecued Pork, Pan Fried Angus Fillet, Fried Baby Pigeon, Preserved Egg, Smoked Eel, Fried Rice
In 2001, the estate was purchased for $67 million by US-based Colony Capital with the entrepreneur Yves Vatelot. The new owners invested heavily in modernizing Lascombes, which had been considered an underperformer in relation to its classification. While Lascombes has been awarded high notes for its wines by many wine critics (such as Robert M. Parker, Jr.) and managed to significantly increase the price of its Grand vin since the investment, the US owners made the château available for sale in late 2007. In 2011, Lascombes was sold to the French insurance group MACSF for 200 million euro, of which approximately 50 million euro was its stock of wine.
Currently Lascombes employs Michel Rolland as consultant of oenology.