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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.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #216, Dec 2014)
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.
– The Wine Advocate#231, June 2017
A prime example of a lesser year hitting its stride, as 2007 was markedly cooler than normal after June. This is very expressive, with perfumy black tea, singed alder and smoldering tobacco notes leading the way for a core of gently mulled plum and black cherry fruit. Shows pretty cedar accents through the finish, with a menthol backdrop.--Non-blind Mouton-Rothschild vertical (March 2017). JM
Good deep red-ruby. Plum, currant, graphite, dark chocolate and potpourri spices on the sexy nose. Dense, sweet, suave and deep, with insidious intensity to the complex flavors of blackberry, tobacco leaf and graphite. Wonderfully silky and sweet for the vintage, finishing with very fine-grained tannins and lingering lead pencil and tobacco leaf flavors. The 2007 vintage doesn't get any better than this.
Served at Michael Broadbent's Cavendish Dinner at Brooks's. Very dark. Round, sweet and perfect. You could enjoy this already. There's an undertow of perfection here – great balance and refreshment! Velvety texture. A lovely bottle. JR
The 2007 Mouton Rothschild is a gorgeous wine, especially within the context of the vintage. Open, expressive aromatics and forward fruit make the 2007 an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next two decades or so. Although the 2007 is not an epic Mouton, it is without question one of the best recent vintages for current drinking. Smoke, tobacco, cedar and licorice add the closing shades of nuance. Warm weather resulted in an unusually early start to the growing season. Summer was not especially warm, but a hot, dry September pushed the raisins through the final phase of ripening. The blend is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot. Harvest took place between September 26 and October 11.
Quality 957 | Brand 999 | Economics 942 |
buzz brand, investment staple
Quality: The highest Quality score in its peer group for the 2007 vintage, at 957 compared to a peer group average of 672 Brand: #1 Most sought after wine globally, with 93,283 searches on Wine-Searcher per month Economics: #1 most active wine at auction, its top 5 vintages having seen 5,632 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Higher production than its peer group average of 151,058 bottles
- www.wine-lister.com June 2017
It was during lockdown that I really started to discover how well the 2007 vintage is tasting right now, and it was to celebrate a post-lockdown reunion with old friends that I first opened this wine in 2020. Tasting it again a few months later and it still jumps out of the glass with its seductively rich texture and spiralling aromatics, clearly showing how the best estates casually step over vintage limitations. The texture is strikingly rich, and as it opens in the glass with blackberry, cassis, slate and notes of chocolate shavings opening up even further. This has a long life ahead. Jane Anson from Taking advantage of Bordeaux's 'off vintages'
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