Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Mouton-Rothschild 2007 is very reserved on the nose with graphite and sous-bois: good definition, quite aristocratic and stoic. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of spice on the entry, supple tannins with good weight, quite ""juicy"" towards the finish (less chewy than previous bottles) with notes of boysenberry and wild strawberry, then a gentle but firm grip on the dry finish. This needs time but if is very commendable given the challenges of the growing season. Tasted January 2011.
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, November 2011|
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.
|Score: 88||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (216), December 2014|
Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, the deep purple-colored 2007 Mouton reveals sweet aromas of creme de cassis, subtle oak, and flowers. Medium to full-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin as well as flavors and a texture that build incrementally on the palate, this strong effort should evolve over the next 15 years. Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
No tasting note given.
|Score: 90/94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
Upon first pouring - very little. But after five minutes it develops quite a precocious nose with ripe blackberries, a touch of dark chocolate, smoke and sous-bois. Very well defined. The palate is full-bodied with firm, dense, ripe tannins; very harmonious and excellent delineation. It does not have the depth of a great Mouton-Rothschild, but it is very focused with a much more reserved than usual finish with crisp blackberry, briary, cedar and a touch of black plum. What I like is the lingering aftertaste that exhibits great purity and refinement. Bon Vin - one of the finest Mouton’s of recent years. Tasted April 2008.
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008|
Wonderful perfumes of flowers, currant, blackberry and violet. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a caressing texture. Long and balanced. Very, very pretty
|Score: 90/93||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Deep purple and light nose you do have to concentrate to find the first growth nature of this. Dense with a dry finish and some fine tannins. Just a little dilute but the fruit is ripe enough (even if the tannins aren’t quite). Almost opulent certainly good round fruit. Just a bit stringy on the finish. Cool and light after the 2006… Big mistake to serve the 2006 alongside! So much more there. Drink 2014-20
|Score: 18||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
Medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, licorice, graphite, chocolate, menthol and flowers, lifted by a light peppery note. Dense, sweet and round, with a lovely mineral pungency accentuating the impression of terroir There's nothing hard about this suave, voluminous wine, which comes across as richer and lusher than its 12.7% alcohol would suggest. The slow-building finish features subtle minerally persistence.
|Score: 91/94||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008|
There is power on the nose but behind the rich black fruits are hints of red giving a racy freshness. The palate has the same mix of depth and power and leaner freshness, the rich plum and blackcurrant refreshed by bilberry and bramble. The finish is very long and elegant with a touch of green pepper adding some spice.
|Score: 91/95||Derek Smedley MW, April 2008|
Black-red, exotic blackcurrant fruit, but more restrained than usual, shows great clarity and class with more precision of fruit than in the 1990s, a very fine wine that will give enormous pleasure. Drink 2013-25. 4 stars.
|Score: 18||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|