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 :
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Mouton-Rothschild offers classic tobacco and cigar box aromas on the nose, very well defined with black fruit unfolding in the glass. Again, like the bottle at the vertical in May last year, there is an element of Pessac-Léognan on the nose, just a hint of warm gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite compact with a foursquare finish of blackberry, tobacco and a pinch of white pepper. Sure, it is shorter than most recent vintages, but I can see this aging with style. Tasted February 2017.
|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