Ralph Kyte Powell

Aperol Aperitivo (700ml bottle)

Aperol Aperitivo

An Italian aperitif that's very inviting with ice, a splash of soda and a slice of orange.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Sun Aug 17 22:33:14 EST 2014

Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 700ml

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This Scottish malt whisky is a mellow, satisfying style with complex aromas suggesting florals, citrus, nutty oak and woodsmoke.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:15 EST 2014

Pilsner Urquell 330ml

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This superb Czech beer ought to be in all good bars, restaurants and bottle shops.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:17 EST 2014

All Saints Family Cellar Durif 2009

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This durif smells complex and wholesome with crushed berries, treacle pudding and dusty oak aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:19 EST 2014

Oakdene William Shiraz 2012

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The palate has fine drying tannins and a currant tang at the end.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:20 EST 2014

Mesh Eden Valley Riesling 2013

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Mesh has a classical regional aroma of lime and spice with a floral overlay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:23 EST 2014

Dawson & James Chardonnay 2011

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Elegant aromas of lovely varietal purity suggest citrus fruits, white peach and honey.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:26 EST 2014

Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec 2011

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This is a superb top-end Margaret River cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:35 EST 2014

Mud House Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

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This Kiwi pinot gris offers pear, peach and banana aromas of juicy freshness.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 15:16:37 EST 2014

Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

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For many years Riparosso has given us honest Italian red at a great price.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Aug 04 11:03:33 EST 2014

Cheapskate's wine guide

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Get the lowdown on casks and cleanskins, plus 20 bargain bottles for under $15.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue May 13 03:00:00 EST 2014

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

Zonte's Footstep Lake Doctor Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2012

A little viognier blended into this friendly shiraz adds a light floral touch to juicy red berry and tarry aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

Domaine de la Majone Picpoul de Pinet 2012

An aromatic, savoury white wine from France's Languedoc.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder Watervale Clare Valley Riesling 2013

Ryder is a great-value Clare Valley label.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Is that $70 for a McLaren Vale grenache? It may seem excessive at first but this is no ordinary wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Shaw & Smith Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2012

Aromas of flowers, peppery spice, summer berry pudding, and barely there oak herald a silky palate of real concentration.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Oakridge 864 Single Block Willowlake Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012

Subtle complexity drives this modern chardonnay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Taltarni Tache 2010

Taltarni Tache 2010

Taltarni's pink sparkle has a middling coppery-pink colour, and a nose of lipstick and red fruits with a light dab of biscuity complexity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Feb 19 10:14:55 EST 2014

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Voyager Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2009

Outstanding Margaret River cabernet.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

Baileys of Glenrowan Organic Shiraz 2012

These Glenrowan reds are more cultured than they once were, but retain honest regional style.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014