Ralph Kyte Powell

Ninth Island Tasmania Pinot Noir 2013

A clean and inviting pinot noir with nicely layered tannins and good depth.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 10 15:55:48 EST 2014

Mount Avoca Moates Lane Shiraz 2012

Value shiraz from Victoria’s Pyrenees with a finely textured, ripe palate of gentle drinkability.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 10 15:52:22 EST 2014

Deen De Bortoli Vat 2 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

An agreeable Riverina sauvignon blanc that is ripe, light and easy.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 10 15:42:42 EST 2014

Penfolds Magill Estate 2012

A superb shiraz combining suggestions of exotic spice, forest fruits and beautifully integrated oak.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Nov 10 15:35:07 EST 2014

Good Food Wine Guide: Ralph Kyte-Powell's latest wine picks.

Ralph Kyte-Powell's latest wine picks.

Good Food | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Nov 05 11:51:25 EST 2014

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

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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

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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