The beautiful quinta, now part of the J.P. Vinhos winery, was until recently owned by the family of American Elizabeth Scoville, who filled it with antiques. The family also planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon in Portugal. The wine today remains elegant, with solid but restrained tannins, but there is an awkward edge of green pepper. —R.V.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.