A serious and structured wine, N’Antia shows spicy black cherry and tobacco aromas, and plenty of toasty new oak as well. It’s firm and somewhat tight right now, with bitter chocolate, cherry and mineral flavors peeking through the oaky frame. More of the delicate cherry fruit starts to emerge on the finish. A year or two of bottle age will bring this beauty around
There’s some interesting game and slate accents on the nose here, but also a candied quality to the cherry fruit. The acidity is fairly high and the tannins tense and somewhat drying on the finish.