Ralph Kyte Powell

2012 Alkoomi Sauvignon Blanc

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A sauvignon blanc with more dimension than most in this price range.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:41 EST 2012

2012 Lock & Key Riesling

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The New South Wales Hilltops region looks a great place to grow riesling.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:50 EST 2012

2009 Wolf Blass Platinum Label Medlands Estate Shiraz

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Wolf Blass Platinum Label Medlands Estate Shiraz 2009 $160-$170

This luxurious Barossa shiraz is lush with raspberry, blackberry, spice, marzipan and mocha aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:10 EST 2012

2010 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Barossa Quartage

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Who says top Barossa red should cost?

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:18 EST 2012

NV Coriole Prosecco

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A sauvignon blanc with more dimension than most in this price range.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:26 EST 2012

2011 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages

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A delicious example of this gamay-based light red from southern Burgundy.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:33:33 EST 2012

2009 Voyager Estate Chardonnay

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A Margaret River chardonnay benchmark, Voyager's '09 has grapefruit, wheatmeal, egg custard and leesy aromas.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Wed Dec 12 12:32:58 EST 2012

2010 Trentham Estate La Famiglia Sangiovese Rosé

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Sangiovese rosés aren't common in Australia.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:14:08 EST 2012

2010 Lindemans St George Cabernet Sauvignon

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Coonawarra is cabernet country and this is a great example of what's possible in this southern corner of South Australia.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:14:23 EST 2012

2011 Hewitson Ned & Henry's Shiraz Mourvedre

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A friendly, modern Barossa blend.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:13:49 EST 2012

2011 Le Chat Noir Aude Valley Shiraz

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Grown in the Aude Valley, near the Pyrenees, Le Chat Noir is a modern style of French red wine.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:13:59 EST 2012

2011 Three Ponds Hunter Valley Semillon

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Classically proportioned semillon of superb regional and varietal purity with a savoury zip.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:13:34 EST 2012

2011 Vincent Pinard Flores Sancerre

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Classically proportioned semillon of superb regional and varietal purity with a savoury zip.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:12:36 EST 2012

2010 M.Chapoutier Shays Flat Vineyard Pyrenees Shiraz

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It's no surprise this wine treads a rather European path.

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Mon Dec 10 14:12:56 EST 2012

2005 Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon

HUNTER Valley semillon begins life neutral, sometimes vaguely washed out, low in alcohol and low in ...

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

2009 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay

OVER the past few years, this estate in the backwoods of the Yarra Valley has produced some ...

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

2006 Chateau Lafaurie-Peyraguey

WHILE not the greatest vintage in France's Sauternes region, 2006 was very good. A great ...

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

2006 Mount Pleasant OP&OH Hunter Valley Shiraz

THE Old Paddock and Old Hill vineyards (OP&OH) were planted in 1921 and 1880 respectively. The '06 ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:03 EST 2012

2009 Thomas The O.C. Semillon

A RICHER, riper interpretation of the classical Hunter Valley semillon, more friendly in youth than ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:03 EST 2012

2007 Duas Quintas Douro Red

AN EARTHY red from Portugal's Douro Valley, this blend of tinta roriz, touriga nacional and touriga ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:03 EST 2012