The 1989 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1992
Intensely coloured with a violet tint, the wine reveals a rich array of aromas including red and black fruit, wild blackberry and liquorice.
On airing, peppery spices mingle harmoniously with vanilla.
Floral aromas reminiscent of lilac and peony are followed by minty, mineral and smoky notes.
Substantial on the palate, on powerful but creamy tannins, Chateau Mouton Rothschild 2007 displays remarkable balance.
"The wood element is important here, but it is based on a firm Cabernet Sauvignon structure, dry but rich tannins. The wine is a great success for the vintage, giving sweetness, ripe fruit that only shows light extraction, and dark plum and berry flavors. The feeling is of polished fruit and wood, rounded but always dense."
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"Focused and rich, showing blueberry, blackberry and dark licorice aromas, with hints of mineral and flowers. Full-bodied, with a seamless core of fruit and tannins. Long and caressing on the finish. Best after 2013."
"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."
The Wine Advocate