89-91 One of the original garage wines, Valandraud has worked in 2003 because the terroir is good. There may be huge tannins, but somehow the fruit pushes through, giving the promise of a ripe, polished wine. Imported by Royal Wine Corporation.
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.