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.
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."
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.