Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Cheapskate's wine guide

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Get the lowdown on casks and cleanskins, plus 20 bargain bottles for under $15.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Aromas of flowers, peppery spice, summer berry pudding, and barely there oak herald a silky palate of real concentration.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Subtle complexity drives this modern chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder is a great-value Clare Valley label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Is that $70 for a McLaren Vale grenache? It may seem excessive at first but this is no ordinary wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

A little viognier blended into this friendly shiraz adds a light floral touch to juicy red berry and tarry aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

An aromatic, savoury white wine from France's Languedoc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

This column often extols the virtues of reasonably priced drops from some of Australia's biggest wine producers.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

A Clare Valley classic.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

These Glenrowan reds are more cultured than they once were, but retain honest regional style.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This Coonawarra red has never been better value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Outstanding Margaret River cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Jacob's Creek Riesling 2013

Jacob's Creek Riesling 2013

A recently tasted, screw-capped 2002 of this modest South Australian riesling was outstanding.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay 2012

Central Otago chardonnay at its best.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

High-class Margaret River cabernet with blackcurrant, black plum, violet, and classic "cigar box" aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Flametree S.R.S. Karridale Sauvignon Blanc 2013

A barrel-influenced Margaret River sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2011

Plantagenet Hazard Hill Shiraz 2011

This WA shiraz regularly over-performs in the sub-$15 wine world.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

S.C. Pannell Fleurieu Tempranillo Touriga 2012

These Iberian grapes do well in South Australia.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012

This Barossa wine has fragrant berry aromas with a peppery edge.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013

Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut 2013

A delicious Clare Valley riesling with a penetrating nose of lime marmalade, stone fruit and aromatic spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014