Wonderfully lifted, floral and fragrant, the blend is alluring and complex and shows that these non-traditional varieties to the Barossa have adapted to their new home as well as their red counterparts have done over the last century or so.
Although beautifully enjoyable in its youth with sashimi and fresh shellfish this wine will continue to increase in complexity with time and should provide compelling drinking over the coming years.
Blend: 46% Roussanne 41% Viognier 13% Marsanne
"Light, fresh and open-textured, with apricot notes adding to the pear and spice flavors, finishing with intensity. Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne."
"A Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier blend, the 2011 Woodcutters RMV yields subtle floral notes over a core of fresh pears and white peaches. Dry, light to medium-bodied an elegantly fruited of honeyed peach in the mouth, it finishes with gentle medium to long persistence. I recently tasted a 2001 vintage representing Powell’s early offering of this style (which is also represented by the upper level "Steading Blanc" label) and it is aging beautifully, so I’d say there’s no rush to drink and it should cellar to at least 2015+.
The Wine Advocate