Friday Happy Hour: 2009 La Fleur du Roi White Bordeaux

Friday, April 15, 2011

For this Friday's Happy Hour, we are sampling 2009 La Fleur du Roi White Bordeaux from the Bordeaux region of France. Price: $10.99, with a screw cap. I was attracted to the etching-type print on the label, and intrigued that it was a white Bordeaux, with most wines from the region being red.

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The color is pale, brilliant yellow. The aroma is quite faint, just a hint of citrus. The taste is faintly tart, with a slight prickle on the tongue, reminding me of fresh gooseberries and red grapefruit. It is light-bodied and appropriately dry.

Husband says: "There's nothing wrong with it. No funny aftertaste or anything. I would recommend it."

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I would pair it with chicken. We had it with turkey, which also worked quite well. It can also be enjoyed before dinner, perhaps with some Brie or Camembert cheeses.

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