Chevalier de Lascombes is the second wine of Chateau Lascombes. Chateau Lascombes, located in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France, was classified as one of fifteen second growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. In the 1950s, the estate was purchased by French wine writer Alexis Lichine (with investors including David Rockefeller) who continued to own part of the estate until 1971 when Bass Charrington took over principal ownership. In 2001 it was purchased by Yves Vatelot and US-based Colony Capital. The new owners invested heavily in modernizing Lascombes, which had been considered an underperformer in relation to its classification and, currently, Lascombes also employ Michel Rolland as consultant of oenology. The vineyard area comprises 84 hectares (210 acres) with a grape variety distribution of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. The château annually produces 250,000 bottles of the Grand vin and 70,000 bottles of the second wine Chevalier de Lascombes. Chevalier de Lascombes comes from the younger vines on the estate and tends to have a higher propertion of Merlot than the main wine and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 48%, Merlot 48%, and 4% Petit Verdot.