Its full bodied, and the palate has real weight and intensity, but lovely balance built in. It fills the mouth first with dark raspberries, then dark plums, then spices, hints of spicy pepper, leather, chocolate, and much more. The Mourvedre is dominant early, but will settle into the wine with time, which is just what this dense beast needs! Its closed, its tight, but its also full of absolute class, with real structure, some firm but ripe tannins, on a very long and firm finish. Great wine in the making, but very expressive already!