The 2007 Mouton-Rothschild seems more open and pleasant than other more dense and concentrated vintages: a result of the year effect. However, the apparent accessibility has no impact on the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Fragrant and uncompromising, with pleasant yet subtle vanilla, bitter almond, and nutmeg touches. Supple, balanced on the palate the fullness is persistent and the acidity is soft. Well integrated tannins surface from the minty freshness persistent through the perfectly balanced finish. The near-immediate yet lasting satisfaction is a statement of 2007 Mouton-Rothschild remarkable soil and its capacity to offset challenging conditions: a true success in its category.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Every time I taste the 2007 Mouton-Rothschild, I like it less and less. It is beginning to display a monolithic, slightly astringent and attenuated character along with medium-bodied blackcurrant fruit intermixed with hints of tobacco leaf, herbs and a notion of oak. The wine finishes medium-bodied with a slight hollowness. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||18|
|Producer/Bottled by||BARON PHILIPPE DE ROTHSCHILD 33250 PAUILLAC FRANCE|
|Classification||1er cru classe|
|Producer||Château Mouton Rothschild|
- R. Gabriel : 19
- J. Robinson : 18
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc