Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2013 Branco is a 70/30 blend of Encruzado and Bical, fermented and aged for about six months in 500-liter French barrels (half new, half used). Powerful and intense, plus showing its wood a bit, this is a white that needs food and air. It showed better with some air; I suspect it will show better still in another year. Nicely persistent on the finish, this has the stuffing to hold up to food, but it will not likely be as nice on its own just now. It should hold pretty well. If it can continue to pull in some wood, it should improve notably.