The Chicago Wine Mafia will have a chance to test out your theory this Saturday when the "Dean Martin of the WS board" (Pyang) comes to town (link courtesy of Otis).
We will be tasting a vertical of Chateau Beaucastel (1997, 1998 and 2000) which is comprised of 30% Mouvedre in most vintages. Normally these are the longest lived wines in the CdP appellation. Interestingly, Parker indicated that the 2000 might be forward enough to allow for good drinking when young. We shall see.
AC145895 but dreaming of AC000000