Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Caillard Shiraz 2012

Caillard Shiraz 2012

A more elegant Barossa shiraz, Caillard smells of dark berries with light peppery and floral elements.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Devil's Lair The Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz 2012

Honest Margaret River red. Blackcurrant, mint, mocha and an earthy undercurrent with a sweet/savoury balance.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Best's Great Western Riesling 2013

Lime, musky floral scents, tropical fruit and smoky spice meet the nose, ahead of a soft mouthful, enhanced by a trace of sweetness, with good structure.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Trentham Estate shows it can make pinot noir.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pristine Marlborough sauvignon blanc of the type that energised New Zealand's wine industry.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer 2013

Once very fashionable, gewurztraminer soldiers on as a fringe-dweller these days.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Tahbilk Eric Stevens Purbrick Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

History in a glass from one of Victoria's great estates.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

Paradise IV Chaumont Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cabernet Franc 2012

This Geelong blend challenges the idea that cabernet has to be tough in youth.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

O'Leary Walker Polish Hill River Riesling 2013

A pristine expression of one of Australia's great regional types, this Clare Valley riesling has zesty lime, spice and mineral aromas of thrilling intensity.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Saltram Winemaker's Selection Barossa Valley Grenache 2012

Saltram Winemaker's Selection Barossa Valley Grenache 2012

Honest Barossa grenache.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Parnasse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Parnasse Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A tasty young cabernet from France's south-west, with inviting aromas of dark plums and blackcurrant jam and a savoury briary thread.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio 2013

De Bortoli La Bossa Pinot Grigio 2013

Quality Aussie pinot grigio at less than $10 is a rare thing.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

The Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

The Armchair Critic Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2012

The aroma introduces this cool grown New South Wales wine in fine form, resembling chardonnays selling for twice the price.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Craggy Range Le Sol 2011

Craggy Range Le Sol 2011

The most elegant release of this esteemed Hawke's Bay (NZ) syrah.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002

Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Brut 2002

Seamless, luxurious harmony is the thing here.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Brut NV

Bay of Fires Tasmanian Cuvee Brut NV

Refined Tassie pinot noir/chardonnay sparkle, this vibrant drop offers apple tart and white peach aromas with a gently biscuity overlay.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Windy Peak Brut Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

Windy Peak Brut Cuvee Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV

De Bortoli's extensive resources can mean sensational value.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Medhurst Steel's Hill Shiraz 2012

Medhurst Steel's Hill Shiraz 2012

Shiraz isn't usually thought of as a fresh, summery red wine, but this young Yarra Valley example fits the bill.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon 2013

A riper, more flamboyant expression of young Hunter Valley semillon.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

Tasmania is the modern home of high-quality Australian sparkling wine, and the House of Arras is the benchmark.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013