Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2012 Deviation Road Sauvignon Blanc

Deviation Road has aromas of flowering herbs, lime and minerals, leading through a juicy, plump palate with a firm, dry finish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:22:54 EST 2013

2012 Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay

his has syrupy white peach, grapefruit, herb and mealy aromas that build in the mouth, finishing long and stylish.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:21:37 EST 2013

2012 Elderton Western Ridge Grenache Carignan

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It smells of berry jam, glace cherries and undergrowth, while spice and meaty notes give complexity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 28 12:21:20 EST 2013

2011 De Iuliis LDR Vineyard Shiraz

Vibrant red cherry and raspberry aromas have dabs of regional earthiness and soft spice.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Aug 22 08:51:14 EST 2013

2012 Coriole Barbera

Berry fruit and a smooth mouthful with zesty acidity and soft tannins.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:18:00 EST 2013

2010 Selbach Riesling Incline

Slightly sweet palate framed in zippy acidity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:18:15 EST 2013

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava Brut NV

Its apple, citrus and mineral characters enhance a smooth, clean, dry palate of easy drinkability.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:18:42 EST 2013

2012 Seppelt Drumborg Riesling

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Lime, pear, floral scents and steel lead into a beautifully modulated palate of ripe fruit, lightly leesy textural interest, integrated fine acidity and an ultra-lingering fragrant aftertaste.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:18:57 EST 2013

2012 Hereford Shiraz

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Berry, spice, earth and Worcestershire sauce-like aromas introduce a rich, peppery palate of medium body, good balance and easy drinkability.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Aug 21 13:18:28 EST 2013

2010 Wynns Michael Shiraz

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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