Ralph Kyte Powell

2007 Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah

AUSTRALIANS who think the down-under shiraz crown belongs to us in perpetuity should look across ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:21 EST 2012

2008 Dexter Chardonnay

TOD Dexter has made wine for many years on the Mornington Peninsula and his experience shows in ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:21 EST 2012

2008 Giant Steps Harry's Monster

HARRY'S Monster showcases the Bordeaux varieties from the Yarra Valley in fine style. A blend of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:21 EST 2012

2006 Domaine de la Renjarde Cotes-du-Rhone Villages

GOOD Cotes-du-Rhones are interesting alternatives to Aussie reds without entering unknown ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:05 EST 2012

2009 Swings & Roundabouts Margaret River Chardonnay

THE savoury new direction of Australian chardonnay finds good expression in this example from ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:21 EST 2012

2008 Littore Family Wines Paisley Series Tempranillo

BASED at the Idyll/Jindalee winery in Geelong's Moorabool Valley, Littore Family Wines also has big ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:05 EST 2012

2009 Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Pinot Gris

THE New Zealanders can do pinot gris really well. This example from the country's "savvy blanc" ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:05 EST 2012

2009 Shottesbrooke Merlette Rose

ROSE can be produced from just about any red wine grape. This McLaren Vale example is made from ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:04 EST 2012

2009 Witchmount Estate Tempranillo

TEMPRANILLO has made a seamless transition from its Spanish homeland to Australian vineyards. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:20 EST 2012

2009 Fishcage Chardonnay

TUMBARUMBA, in the foothills of the Australian Alps, is a promising place for chardonnay. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:20 EST 2012

2007 Jacob's Creek Steingarten Riesling

A FLAGSHIP riesling made partly from the famous Steingarten vineyard on a windswept ridge high ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:19 EST 2012

2007 Port Phillip Estate Shiraz

SHIRAZ is the contemporary success story of the Mornington Peninsula, especially given maturing ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:19 EST 2012

2008 Pepperjack Shiraz

ONE wonders at the high alcohol content in many modern Australian reds. This Barossa wine is as ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:19 EST 2012

2009 Bellarine Estate O.M.K Viognier

VIOGNIER'S powerful personality asserts itself in no uncertain terms in this Geelong-region wine. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:19 EST 2012

2008 Long Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

LONG Flat wines always offer bang for your buck. An honest, straightforward type, this '08 white ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:18 EST 2012

2008 Bleasdale Second Innings Malbec

MALBEC has long been a speciality of Bleasdale, Langhorne Creek's pioneering winery founded in ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:18 EST 2012

2009 Thomas Braemore Semillon

HUNTER Valley semillon has enjoyed a lot of hype over the years. The heartland of its popularity ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:59 EST 2012

2010 Logan Weemala Gewurztraminer

FROM Orange, in central NSW, this wine captures gewurztraminer's unique personality well. It opens ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:40 EST 2012

2009 Jasper Hill Georgia's Paddock Shiraz

THE cult reds of this small, expertly tended, off-the-beaten-track Heathcote winery were pushed ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:40 EST 2012

2005 Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon

BROKENWOOD'S ILR is one of the Hunter Valley's flagship semillons, making it an Australian ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:39 EST 2012