The 2013 Revelation is rich, the nose is juicy and smells like a basket of red fruit and fruit pie spices. Candied red apple covered in chocolate and caramel is a high note, followed by hints of blackberries, red licorice, and pomegranate. The Revelation is literally mouth coating, which contributes to the continually lingering cherry flavor of this wine.
The nose screams apricots and continues to exhibit the classic baking spice notes from the Russian oak. The slightest hints of orange liqueur can be picked up upon deeper examination. The palate continues the apricot flavors from the nose and introduces hints of pistachio and the richness of mascarpone cheese. The finish ends on a high note of sweet vanilla ice cream covered in Armagnac.
The 2011 Revelation starts out with notes of vanilla and marshmallow. Strawberry is the dominant fruit on the nose and carries through to the palate. The mouth feel is supple and explodes on the mid-palate into a rich and viscous core leading into the lengthy finish. Flavors of cherries, strawberries, and cream dominate the palate and continue through the finish.