Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Ralph Kyte-Powell's Wine Guide

Ralph Kyte-Powell takes us through his wines of the week.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mornington Pale Ale (330ml bottle)

A creamy, golden, cloudy ale; beer for contemplation, not guzzling.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 13:05:22 EST 2014

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2010

A classic Barossa shiraz, with generous, powerful flavours and full body.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 13:01:13 EST 2014

Yarra Burn Premium Cuvee Rose NV

A salmon-pink pinot noir-chardonnay bubbly that's dry overall but a pleasant hint of sweetness carries through.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 13:01:44 EST 2014

Fontanafredda Ebbio Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

Medium-bodied, savoury palate, and lip-smacking acidity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 13:00:10 EST 2014

Eric Bordelet Poire Granit 2013

A charming, lightly foaming perry cider from Normandy.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 13:00:50 EST 2014

Reilly's Clare Valley Shiraz 2012

Reilly's great value Clare reds are hearty and generous.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 12:59:42 EST 2014

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV

Among well-known champagnes, this is a great non-vintage with smooth richness and delicious tang.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 12:58:22 EST 2014

Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Intense white peach, citrus, honey, mineral and spicy oak elements in charming balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 12:58:46 EST 2014

Clonakilla Canberra District Riesling 2014

An excellent riesling with a long fragrant finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 27 12:57:29 EST 2014

Wine guide

This week's independent wine reviews

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Oct 14 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mount Pleasant Philip Shiraz 2011

It’s not often you get a regional classic such as this around $20.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:07 EST 2014

Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection DP 273 Rich Rare Apera (500ml)

A superb 50-year-old example of what used to be called Australian 'oloroso sherry'.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:18 EST 2014

Primo Estate La Biondina 2014

As usual, La Biondina makes lacklustre colombard grapes into an ersatz sauvignon blanc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:44 EST 2014

Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Semillon 2012

A fascinating white from Canterbury, NZ.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:34:31 EST 2014

Longhop Mount Lofty Ranges Rosé 2014

An old-vine grenache with a dry palate and a firm backbone.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:36 EST 2014

Punt Road Coldstream Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

The Yarra Valley obsesses with pinot, but historically cabernet has importance, too.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:26 EST 2014

Coopers Mild Ale (375ml)

A mid-strength version of the famous cloudy South Australian beer that's quenching and clean.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:47 EST 2014

TarraWarra Yarra Valley K Block Merlot 2012

A Yarra merlot that's supple and complete, with balanced tannins.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:33:13 EST 2014

Hollick Ravenswood Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

A rich-flavoured wine with aromas of blackcurrant, mint, fennel and chocolate.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Oct 13 15:32:56 EST 2014