Ralph Kyte Powell

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

2008 Chook Shed Shiraz

QUIRKY names have been common on Australian labels for several years. Chook Shed is the latest. ...

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

2007 D'Arenberg D'Arry's Original Shiraz Grenache

THE ancestors of this lovable d'Arenberg red were known as "burgundy" and enjoyed a bit of a cult ...

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

2006 Balthazar Shiraz

ANITA Bowen's '06 Balthazar of the Barossa Shiraz is high in alcohol — in the modern Barossa ...

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

2008 Voyager Estate Girt by Sea

GIRT by Sea is Voyager's early-drinking Margaret River red, cabernet and merlot, with skerricks of ...

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

2009 Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc

MARLBOROUGH sauvignon blanc is sold across a range of price points, and there are some great ...

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

2009 Primo Estate Merlesco Merlot

AUSTRALIANS don't really know what to expect from local merlot but Italy, France and Chile have big ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:16 EST 2012

2009 Westend Estate Richland Pinot Grigio

THE Calabria family of Westend in the Riverina knows how to put value in the bottle. This pinot ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:16 EST 2012

2008 Giaconda Chardonnay

IS AUSTRALIA'S best chardonnay worth this much? Red wines such as Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:16 EST 2012

2008 Pierro Chardonnay

WINTER is a good time to enjoy whites with personality. Pierro's Margaret River chardonnay never ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:15 EST 2012

2006 Brown Brothers Patricia Noble Riesling

BROWN Brothers' long experience with sweet wines made from botrytis-affected grapes shows in this ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:15 EST 2012

2008 Sandalford Margaret River Shiraz

A VERY fragrant, exotic shiraz aroma, a little reminiscent of France's Rhone Valley, is the first ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:15 EST 2012

2008 Caledonia Australis Chardonnay

THIS quality-oriented Gippsland operation has been taken over by winemaker Mark Matthews and wife ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:14 EST 2012

2008 Logan Weemala Shiraz Viognier

FROM the central ranges of New South Wales, this reasonably priced wine offers a point of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:14 EST 2012

2009 Tatachilla Growers Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

McLAREN Vale's Tatachilla is a name with more than a century of history behind it, yet this pale, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:14 EST 2012

2008 Long Flat Cabernet Merlot

EPICURE reader Hannah Green has written to me lamenting the paucity of really good wines for less ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:13 EST 2012

2007 Wandin Valley Estate Bridie's Reserve Shiraz

THIS Hunter Valley shiraz has a concentrated nose yet regional personality abounds in its ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:37:13 EST 2012