Ralph Kyte Powell

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

2009 Taltarni T Series Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

TALTARNI'S main claim to fame lies with its substantial red wines but this long-established ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:02 EST 2012

2008 McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Shiraz

A SIMPLE Riverina shiraz, made in a friendly, crowd-pleasing style. The nose has raspberry, plum ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:02 EST 2012

2006 Casa Santos Lima Touriz

MODERN Portuguese red wines are a real voyage of discovery and this is one of two good examples in ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:02 EST 2012

2008 YarraLoch Stephanie's Dream Pinot Noir

MADE by pinot noir expert Ray Nadeson, this is a very refined drop. Still shy and undeveloped, it ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:01 EST 2012

2008 Main Ridge Chardonnay

CONSISTENTLY excellent and ageworthy, Main Ridge is one of the Mornington Peninsula's flagship ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:01 EST 2012

2008 Water Wheel Bendigo Shiraz

THIS shiraz has crept up in alcoholic content to about the same strength as fino sherry. It remains ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:01 EST 2012

2009 Rochford Macedon Ranges Pinot Gris

THERE'S a modicum of delicacy to this pinot gris. Pear, floral, mineral and spice aromas are fresh ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:00 EST 2012

2008 Rutherglen Estates Burgoyne's Block

NAMED for the Burgoyne family, whose 1890s vineyard site provided the mourvedre, shiraz and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:00 EST 2012

2009 Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco Toscano

THE flamboyantly designed Dogajolo label is well known for good-value Tuscan red wine. Its white ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:00 EST 2012

2009 Trentham Estate Pinot Noir

THE secret to making inexpensive pinot noir that actually smells and tastes like pinot noir has ...

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

2008 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

TOO many of us associate deep, dark colour with high quality in red wine, even pinot noir. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:17 EST 2012

2007 Best's Great Western Bin No. 0 Shiraz

GREAT Western is one of Australia's finest red wine regions, with a history of producing shiraz of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:25 EST 2012

NV Turkey Flat Sparkling Shiraz

THIS November 2009 bottling is a drier, more savoury, edition of Turkey Flat's justifiably popular ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:25 EST 2012

2009 Port Phillip Estate Salasso

A VERY stylish shiraz rosé from a top Mornington Peninsula estate. The colour is the coppery pink ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:25 EST 2012

2009 Terre a Terre Sauvignon Blanc

MADE by French winemaker Xavier Bizot, this sauvignon from Wrattonbully in southern South Australia ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:24 EST 2012

2009 De Bortoli Windy Peak Pinot Grigio

A VICTORIAN pinot grigio that has a more authentic Italian accent than most. The nose has spice, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:24 EST 2012