The wine has a clean, brilliant, pale gold colour and an ample, nicely open nose, mingling peachy fresh fruit aromas with more complex notes of toasted hazelnut and touches of dried apricot. From a full, substantial attack, the body fills out on powerful but elegant ripe summer fruit flavours, together with highly aromatic traces of white blossom (jasmine, honeysuckle). The density of Semillon and the refinement of Sauvignon combine in a generous and beautifully balanced finish, the mark of a fine vintage.
Mouton Cadet is the brand name of a popular range of modestly priced, generic Bordeaux wines, considered Bordeaux's most successful brand Created by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of the Rothschild banking dynasty, the wine named after his premier cru vineyard Château Mouton Rothschild, Mouton Cadet wine is produced through the assembly of a variety of grapes, from several Bordeaux region appellations. Originally only a red "Claret" wine from its origins in the 1930s, a white wine was added to the label in the 1970s, followed in the 1990s by a range of réserve wines, and in 2007 by a rosé wine.
Chill two to three hours before serving with seafood, poultry, white meats or creamy cheeses.