Bordeaux winemaker Pascal Chatonnet, whose family owns property in Lalande-de-Pomerol, is consultant at Quinta do Portal. His expertise shows in the blend of Bordeaux classicism and powerful, sweet fruit. New wood and deep purple fruits yield a modern wine that combine power and balance. —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.