Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Mount Riley Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Pinot gris is popular in NZ, but quality varies.

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

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012

Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012

The 2012 Coldstream Hills Yarra Valley chardonnay and pinot noir wines are regional high points.

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

Mt. Monster Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Mt Monster 2012 Cabernet

Satisfying Limestone Coast cabernet with intense, succulent, varietally pure black fruit and currant aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato 2013

Two Hands Brilliant Disguise Moscato 2013

Made from old Barossa frontignac vines, this excellent, summery moscato style has floral and fresh-crushed grape aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2011

Meerea Park Hell Hole Shiraz 2011

Fantastic modern Hunter Valley shiraz.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Gilbert Picq Chablis 2011

Gilbert Picq Chablis 2011

Classic aromas of white flowers, sea breezes, lemon pith and chalk introduce this basic-appellation Chablis chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Kilikanoon Killerman's Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2012

Kilikanoon Killermanâ??s Run Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2012

Kilikanoon does a good job with Clare Valley grenache.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

Zeppelin Big Bertha Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012

This sort of shiraz helped power Australian wine's international success, but it's also a wine type loathed by some Oz wine fashionistas - a pity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Greywacke Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

Trendy sulphide characters don't quite overwhelm stone fruit, citrus, mineral and savoury lactic notes in this majestic NZ chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Longview Boatshed Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo Rosé 2013

Longview Boatshed Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo Rosé 2013

Nebbiolo makes good pink wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Barking Mad Shiraz 2012

Barking Mad Shiraz 2012

Hearty Clare Valley shiraz at a great price.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Mr Mick Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Mr Mick Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Great value Clare Valley riesling with an aromatic nose of sweet floral perfumes, lime and spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Grampians Estate Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz 2010

Grampians Estate Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz 2010

Those celebrating Australia Day should toast the nation with something unique to this country and a festive glass of sparkling shiraz ticks the box.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Coldstream Hills The Esplanade Pinot Noir 2012

A profound nose runs from fragrant florals through black cherry, cocoa and spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Chandon Vintage Tasmanian Cuvée 2009

Chandon Vintage Tasmanian Cuvée 2009

The Chandon '09 offers citrus, strawberry and herby fruit, with light, yeasty richness to add classical dimension.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Rosily Vineyard Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Rosily-Vineyard-Margaret-River-Cabernet-Sauvignon-2011

This has appetising blackcurrant, herb and subtle cedar oak aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

Toi Toi Clutha Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

The last vintage of this reasonably priced New Zealand pinot noir was amazing value and so is this 2012 number.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Jan 16 13:35:47 EST 2014

Tahbilk Marsanne 2013

Tahbilk Marsanne 2013

This youthful 2013 fits a different brief as an each-way bet, for fresh consumption now, or for the cellar

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jan 15 11:18:55 EST 2014

Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Medhurst Reserve Chardonnay 2011

Yarra chardonnay of subtle complexity and balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Jan 14 00:00:00 EST 2014