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 the Mouton-Rothschild vertical in London, the 2007 Mouton-Rothschild is inevitably going to have two tough acts to follow in the form of 2005 and 2006, although it puts in a very decent effort. Here it has a strong pencil lead scent on the nose. There is less fruit intensity than the 2006, dialed down not one but two or three notches, although it develops attractive undergrowth scents. The palate is actually reminiscent of a Graves. It feel well balanced, a little saline and quite earthy, though I noticed it tapering in towards the finish that might have been exaggerated, juxtaposed against other regal vintages. It is a Mouton that will drink earlier than others, though that is not necessarily a bad thing for those that prefer not to wait forever. Tasted May 2016.
|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