Iberica Bruno Prats Alfynal 2010 | Discover the greatness of Alicante Mourvedre
The Iberica Bruno Prats Alfynal 2010 —made exclusively from Monastrell—is an incredible value that fuses expert Bordeaux winemaking with the rugged, coastal terroir of southern Spain. Opaque, and showing a powerful nose of blackberry and plum, as well as the balance of power and definition that marks the finest wines of this style, this is a profound gem from an experienced master. Get ready to surprise and delight your friends, because after slumbering in the cellar for nearly a decade, this beauty is structured, impeccably balanced, and already matured for ideal drinking pleasure.
94RP | The Iberica Bruno Prats Alfynal 2010 from very old vineyards, different plots ranging from 35 to 70 years of age located between 500 and 700 meters above sea level with very low yields. While having a beautiful nose of smoke, blackberries, star anise and well-integrated, fine-grained tannins, very supple. Plus with the balance and harmony of great wines. And it improves with time in the glass; it has very good acidity, while the fruit is properly ripe. This is a very serious effort, elegant and rustic at the same time, which is a textbook example of great Monastrell. 9,700 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2022.
Monastrell | Mourvedre that Captivates
“Monastrell” may not have the instant recognition of grape varieties like “Cabernet” or “Syrah. And neither does its French synonym “Mourvedre. But don’t let that deter you—this inky grape tastes like a hybrid of the two. While combining concentrated power, broad fruit flavors, and a full body in an under-the-radar, under-$30 package.
Monastrell disguises itself within the Mediterranean’s richest reds, combining concentrated power, broad fruit flavors, and a full body. Now perfectly cellared, this Bandol-style bombshell is ready for the spotlight, or another five years in the cellar. Whatever your plans for it, now is the time to claim this wine.
Winemaker Bruno Prats
While managing Saint-Estèphe’s famed Château Cos d’Estournel, winemaker Bruno Prats couldn’t help thinking of the grapes he fell in love with decades earlier. Notably, the gnarled, old-vine Monastrell of southern Spain. So in 2009, about a decade after he departed his family château in the Médoc, Prats headed south to Alicante. Here he and his partner Stephane Point now craft deep and brooding Bandol-like wines under the name Iberica Bruno Prats.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Get ready to surprise and delight your friends! Discover the greatness of Alicante Mourvedre | after slumbering in the cellar for nearly a decade, this beauty is structured, impeccably balanced, and already matured for ideal drinking pleasure|
|Why now?||Exclusive | $55 on release | $29.99 w/Free Ship on 4+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94 Points Wine Advocate|
|What is it?||Alicante, Spain Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Mourvedre | ABV 14.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||When you want something different, but Great!|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 60 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+ Includes free shipping|