Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Dirty Three Pinot Noir 2012

Dirty Three Pinot Noir 2012

There's talk about 2012 Victorian pinot noirs' high quality but some seem to lack flesh.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This iconic Australian label is remarkably consistent.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2010

Cannibal Creek Chardonnay 2010

Attractive modern Gippsland chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Turkey Flat Butcher's Block 2012

Turkey Flat Butcher's Block 2012

Lovely crushed raspberries and blackberries, sweet spice and milk chocolate aromas introduce top-notch middleweight Barossa grenache-shiraz-mataro.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Koonowla The Ringmaster Riesling 2013

Koonowla The Ringmaster Riesling 2013

Nose is a riot of fragrance - blossom, lime, a hint of pineapple - steely backbone to intense citrus flavours.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateau Mont-Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateauneuf-du-Pape has long been a well-known French red in the English-speaking world but recent years have seen its international popularity boom.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Dec 03 00:00:00 EST 2013

Louis Jadot Macon Villages Grange Magnien 2011

Louis Jadot Macon Villages Grange Magnien 2011

A light chardonnay from southern Burgundy with a subtle white stone fruit nose touched with subtle ferment aromas and a mineral hint.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Coriole Sangiovese 2012

Coriole Sangiovese 2012

Coriole has long made a speciality of McLaren Vale sangiovese.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

The Musician by Majella Cabernet Shiraz 2012

If you like classically minty Coonawarra reds you'll enjoy this.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

De Bortoli Windy Peak Chardonnay 2012

A perennial bargain, this Yarra Valley chardonnay continues in fine form.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Ultra-desirable, this fabled sauternes is luscious, sweet, superb.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Caillard Shiraz 2012

Caillard Shiraz 2012

A more elegant Barossa shiraz, Caillard smells of dark berries with light peppery and floral elements.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Honest Margaret River red. Blackcurrant, mint, mocha and an earthy undercurrent with a sweet/savoury balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Lime, musky floral scents, tropical fruit and smoky spice meet the nose, ahead of a soft mouthful, enhanced by a trace of sweetness, with good structure.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate shows it can make pinot noir.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pristine Marlborough sauvignon blanc of the type that energised New Zealand's wine industry.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Once very fashionable, gewurztraminer soldiers on as a fringe-dweller these days.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

History in a glass from one of Victoria's great estates.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

This Geelong blend challenges the idea that cabernet has to be tough in youth.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

A pristine expression of one of Australia's great regional types, this Clare Valley riesling has zesty lime, spice and mineral aromas of thrilling intensity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013