Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2009 Hewitson The Mad Hatter McLaren Vale Shiraz

DEAN Hewitson's South Australian wines celebrate the old vines and winemaking traditions that have ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:44 EST 2012

2010 Wirra Wirra The 12th Man Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

McLAREN Vale-based Wirra Wirra seeks chardonnay grapes in the Adelaide Hills, rather than McLaren ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:44 EST 2012

2009 Balnaves Cabernet Merlot

A CLASSICALLY constructed Coonawarra cabernet blend, this has essency regional purity that should ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:43 EST 2012

2010 Murray Street Vineyards Semillon

THE Murray Street label normally adorns hefty Barossa Valley reds but this wine shows the region's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:43 EST 2012

2010 Henschke Tilly's Vineyard

TILLY'S sits at the bottom of the Henschke range but it shouldn't be ignored. It's a fruit salad of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:43 EST 2012

2009 Whiz Bang Barossa Shiraz

ALTHOUGH not quite as explosive as its name might suggest, Whiz Bang still has personality. It's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:42 EST 2012

2009 Chapel Hill The Chosen Gorge Block Cabernet Sauvignon

UNDER the direction of winemaker Michael Fragos, Chapel Hill is one of the top McLaren Vale ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:42 EST 2012

2010 Jamsheed Healesville Yarra Valley Syrah

GARY Mills of Jamsheed is an intuitive winemaker whose wines speak eloquently of their origins with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:42 EST 2012

2009 Dog Point Section 94 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

The quest to make Kiwi sauvignon blanc into more than just a simple quaff occupies many New Zealand ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:41 EST 2012

2008 Brand's Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon

RECENT vintages of Brand's Coonawarra reds have been riper and fuller than those of the past. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:41 EST 2012

McWilliam's Hanwood Estate 10-Year-Old Grand Tawny

A FAVOURITE sipper 30 years or 40 years ago, Hanwood 10-Year-Old resides in that twilight zone ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:40 EST 2012

2009 Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet

A RUSTIC example of the time-honoured Australian blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, this wine ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:39 EST 2012

2009 Angove Vineyard Select Limestone Coast Chardonnay

IN THE quest for more distinctive wines, Angove's "Vineyard Select" range strays from the winery's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:39 EST 2012

2010 Terra Felix La Vie en Rose

GOOD rosé is seen by many of us as a summer thing but there are many situations in cooler weather ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:39 EST 2012

2004 Ramos Pinto Porto LBV

PORTUGUESE LBV port has similarities to vintage port, but longer wood ageing and less concentration ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:38 EST 2012

2010 Marchand & Burch Mount Barrow Pinot Noir

FROM the Marchand & Burch Australian-French collaboration, this Mount Barker pinot offers aromas ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:38 EST 2012

2010 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Sec

A SAUVIGNON blanc-semillon blend, Chateau Thieuley is a modern style, light years ahead of the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:37 EST 2012

2009 Maycas del Limari Reserva Syrah

THE flood of imported wine continues. This exotically aromatic Chilean shiraz is a savoury wine ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:37 EST 2012

2010 Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon

AN HONEST McLaren Vale cabernet sauvignon at a good price. Black fruits and appealing liquorice, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:36 EST 2012

2011 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

EVERY year, this wine, with the big "W" on the label, is one of the first new-vintage Clare ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:35 EST 2012