Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2010 Wynns Michael Shiraz

wines

Deep and dark, it has tangy plum, berry jam and mocha-like oak aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:17:38 EST 2013

2011 Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Complex nutty, yeasty, citrus, white stone fruit and savoury herbal aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:22:33 EST 2013

2013 Wilson Vineyard Polish Hill River Riesling

This young riesling is more extroverted than most.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:06:07 EST 2013

2011 Williams Crossing Pinot Noir

A cool 2011 presented problems for Victorian winemakers, but this Macedon pinot noir surmounts them.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:05:10 EST 2013

2011 Lucarelli Negroamaro Puglia

Mediterranean-accented scents of berries, thyme, earth and bitter chocolate lead through a plush, medium-weight palate.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:05:32 EST 2013

2011 Cullen Diana Madeline

The intense palate combines ripe and savoury flavours with a silky feel, a lingering finish and balanced tannins.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:04:33 EST 2013

2012 Angove Organic Chardonnay

wine

Melon and citrus aromas meet the nose; they're attractive and varietally pure with no apparent oak.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:04:44 EST 2013

2009 D'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz

wine

Syrupy, spicy berry aromas, complex earthiness and balanced oak lead into a seamless, sustained, middleweight palate.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 14 14:04:05 EST 2013

2012 Montalto Pennon Hill Chardonnay

wine

A tangy Mornington Peninsula chardonnay with bright citrus and honeydew aromas of attractive ripeness, yet loads of zesty freshness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:42:01 EST 2013

The Wise One Grand Verdelho

wine

Amber in colour, it has aromas of butter caramel, dried apricots, figs and gingerbread.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:42:06 EST 2013

2012 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon

wine

Honest regional identity at a good price. This cabernet smells of mulberries, blackcurrants and briar, with restrained background oak.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:46 EST 2013

2011 Robert Oatley Signature Series McLaren Vale Shiraz

wine

Oak is subtle, giving real refinement to a medium-bodied, easy-textured red.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:57 EST 2013

2011 Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir

wine

The heavy bottle indicates this pinot noir deserves respect - and it's justified.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:49 EST 2013

2011 Coldstream Hills Rising Vineyard Chardonnay

wine

Silky and fine, a lingering toasty dab of new oak touches that finish perfectly.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:55 EST 2013

2013 Claymore Joshua Tree Riesling

wine

The mid-palate is nicely plump, with a vibrant, spicy finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 07 13:41:59 EST 2013

2012 Mud House South Island Pinot Gris

Pinot gris can be pretty ordinary, but this is a good one.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:50:07 EST 2013

2005 Drappier Grande Sendree Brut

wine

Grande Sendree has the feel of a ''prestige cuvee'' vintage champagne, yet its price tag isn't much more than good non-vintage.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:25:14 EST 2013

The Killer Prosecco NV

Is ''The Killer'' a good name for an Italian wine?

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:25:47 EST 2013

2011 Bleasdale Mulberry Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

wine

Bleasdale pioneered the Langhorne Creek region in 1850, and it's been the most significant winery there ever since.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:23:45 EST 2013

2011 Sandalford Margaret River Shiraz

An elegant Margaret River shiraz. Lightly jammy raspberry, blackberry and sweet spice meet the nose, along with a floral note.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Jul 31 16:23:00 EST 2013