Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

Highland Park 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 700ml

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

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

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

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

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

Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec 2011

This is a superb top-end Margaret River cabernet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

Jacob's Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2013

This column often extols the virtues of reasonably priced drops from some of Australia's biggest wine producers.

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

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2013

A Clare Valley classic.

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

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz 2012

This Coonawarra red has never been better value.

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

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Devil's Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

High-class Margaret River cabernet with blackcurrant, black plum, violet, and classic "cigar box" aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014