Vinous, 94 Points: Kumquat and Meyer lemon mingled with quarry dust, tarragon, fennel, mint and smoky black tea make for a pungent nose and piquantly inflected palate with a prominently stony undertone. Thanks to an abundance of sheer fresh citrus juiciness, a polished feel and a surprising sense of lift, the effect of stoniness, piquancy and smokiness is neither severe nor austere. The finish is highly nuanced and refreshingly sustained, a tribute to the complex amalgam of green herbal, mineral and citrus flavors that mark these towering red slate terraces as one of the worlds great Riesling sites. Note that a large letter R'' stands in for Roth Lay'' on this wines label, but beneath that is written in tiny letters Schieferformation Roth-Lay.''
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