Vinous, 94 points
"The 2016 Syrah Limited is one of the most impressive wines in this range. Powerful, dense and explosive, the 2016 has so much going on. Varietal black pepper, game, tobacco and menthol notes add aromatic nuance, and yet the 2016 is mostly a wine of fruit intensity, structure and muscle, all of which has in abundance."
Jeb Dunnuck, 91 points
"Lastly, the 2016 Syrah Limited is a juicy, powerful Syrah from this team that has primordial notes of jammy black fruits, ground pepper, scorched earth, and charred meats. Rich and full-bodied, with good acidity and fine tannins, it has a cool climate-like vibrancy paired with ample richness and depth. It's an interesting wine that should evolve positively for 3-4 years and keep through 2026."
This is NOT for the shy among you - no, if you like BOLD, BIG, pedal-to-the-metal red, this is going to hit all your buttons. But get it in time - not much to go around today!
Here's some info about the winery: "The story of Brave & Maiden began in 2011, with our very first vintage. Although our vineyard was planted in the mid-1990s, its grapes had never been produced as a single vineyard wine. That changed when Rizal Risjad acquired the property in 2010 and, along with friend and business partner Jason Djang, developed a vision of producing the finest estate-grown wines they could from this singular estate. With that first 2011 vintage, these two families, the Risjads and Djangs, established Brave & Maiden Estate."
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