Ralph Kyte Powell

2009 Cullen Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

A FASCINATING wine from a leading Margaret River winery. A 70-30 sauvignon-semillon blend, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:23 EST 2012

2008 Giaconda Warner Vineyard Shiraz

RICK Kinzbrunner's shiraz from the Warner Vineyard must rank among Australia's best. The 2008 ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:23 EST 2012

2007 Chateau Mas Neuf Costieres de Nimes Tradition Rouge

NIMES, in the southern surrounds of France's Rhone Valley, has a wine-producing history that goes ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:12 EST 2012

2008 Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay

A MODERN, Mornington Peninsula wine of true finesse, Yabby Lake Block 6 stands apart from the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:08 EST 2012

2008 Jean-Marc Brocard Domaine Sainte Claire Chablis

IT IS great to see European wineries such as Jean-Marc Brocard embracing screw caps — it shows they ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:08 EST 2012

2007 Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba

BARBERA is a popular red wine grape from northern Italy's Piedmont, a sort of bridge between the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:08 EST 2012

2009 Kalleske Clarry's

THIS Barossa blend of grenache, shiraz, and mataro (aka mourvedre) commemorates Clarry Kalleske, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:07 EST 2012

2009 Glaetzer-Dixon Uberblanc Riesling

THIS slightly unorthodox Tasmanian drop seems inspired by the new wave of drier German rieslings. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:07 EST 2012

2008 Ferngrove Symbols Cabernet Merlot

FROM the cooler West Australian region of Frankland River, this is a savoury cabernet at a good ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:07 EST 2012

2009 Taylors Promised Land Riesling

SOUTH Australia's Clare Valley provides some of Australia's greatest rieslings and a "trickle-down ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:06 EST 2012

2005 Villa Puccini Toscana

TUSCANY, in central Italy, is a significant wine region. The traditional red wine grape is ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:06 EST 2012

2008 Bellvale Athena's Vineyard Chardonnay

A SOPHISTICATED Gippsland chardonnay of lovely richness and refined complexity. The inviting, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:06 EST 2012

2009 Orlando St Helga Eden Valley Riesling

A YOUTHFUL example of the classic Eden Valley riesling style, St Helga '09 is still unevolved, with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:23 EST 2012

2009 Dowie Doole G & T

G & T? Garnacha and tempranillo, of course! This Spanish-inspired McLaren Vale grenache and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:22 EST 2012

2006 Hanging Rock Heathcote Shiraz

HEATHCOTE shiraz attracts lots of interest. As in most emerging regions, quality varies but the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:06 EST 2012

2008 Red Knot Shiraz

SHINGLEBACK is a relatively recent addition to the list of quality McLaren Vale labels. Red Knot is ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:22 EST 2012

2009 Tin Soldier Semillon

LIKE South Australian riesling, Hunter Valley semillon can sometimes be extraordinary value. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:22 EST 2012

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