Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2006 Lan Rioja Crianza

THIS eminently drinkable tempranillo from Spain is one of those reds that emerges with breathing, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:28 EST 2012

2009 Angove Butterfly Ridge Chardonnay

THE Angove name on a reasonably priced bottle of wine is usually a guarantee of value. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:28 EST 2012

2009 Westend Cool Climate Series Pinot Noir

FROM Tumbarumba in the New South Wales alpine foothills, this is one of those rare drops that show ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2009 Richard Hamilton Gumprs Shiraz

IN some ways, this young McLaren Vale shiraz harks back to the days before many South Australian ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2008 Vincent Paris Granit 60 Cornas

RHONE reds can have farmyardy — some say funky — pongs that have little to do with region or ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:27 EST 2012

2006 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz

OFTEN considered the equal of the famous Grange 40-odd years ago, St Henri then became the bargain ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Shelmerdine Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

ALTHOUGH very pale in colour, this rosé is substantial in character. Rather than the direct ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Ducks in a Row Fiano

THIS enchanting Mirka Mora-labelled bottle looks lovely al fresco surrounded by spring flowers and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Tulloch Verdelho

DESPITE a long history, Hunter verdelho is a poor cousin to the region's best-known whites, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2009 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

BASED in South Australia's warm Murray Valley, Kingston Estate is a good source of a rare critter: ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2008 Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

REG Egan pioneered the Yarra Valley wine region in its late-20th-century incarnation at his ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2005 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

In southern Margaret River style, this quite austere cabernet has a light, herbal, floral/violet ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2009 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir

The subtle, hard-to-define complexity that makes pinot noir so intriguing finds individual ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:24 EST 2012

2009 TWR Marlborough Gewurztraminer

TWR is Te Whare Ra, a mature vineyard in New Zealand's Marlborough region. This exotic, powerfully ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:24 EST 2012

2009 La Linea Tempranillo

Of all the trendy, recently arrived red grapes in Australia, tempranillo already looks to have an ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2009 Buller Beverford Durif

From the Murray Valley outpost of Buller's Rutherglen winery, this deeply coloured drop is ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2009 Galli Estate la Famiglia Chardonnay

A modern type of chardonnay from Sunbury, this stylish wine shows cool-grown grapefruit and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2010 Tahbilk Marsanne

Few white wines around the $15 mark have as much individuality, heritage and style as Tahbilk ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2005 Whispering Hills Appassimento

INSPIRED by amarone from Italy's Veneto, this Yarra cabernet was concentrated by rack-dried and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012

2010 Pikes The Merle Riesling

A MODERN benchmark for Clare Valley riesling. The 2010 Merle smells steely and reserved, but with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012