Good Food - Ralph Kyte Powell

2009 Alinga Chardonnay

CANBERRA is one of the most exciting wine regions on the contemporary Australian wine scene. Few of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:48 EST 2012

2010 Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Shiraz

WICKHAMS Road is a second label from promising Yarra Valley winemaker Franco d'Anna at Hoddles ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:48 EST 2012

2008 Rosemount McLaren Vale District Release Shiraz

Rosemount's McLaren Vale grapes are from some very good vineyards in the district, including plots ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:47 EST 2012

2010 Scorpo Pinot Gris

I THINK Sandro Mosele makes some of the Mornington Peninsula's best pinot gris. This fine example's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:47 EST 2012

2008 Mac Forbes Gruyere Syrah

FOR years the Yarra Valley wasn't quite considered prime shiraz country, despite efforts in the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:47 EST 2012

2008 Chateau de Montfaucon Cotes du Rhone

A savoury, rather rustic red typical of the Cotes du Rhone appellation. Earth, leather, herby dried ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:46 EST 2012

2010 Hay Shed Hill Margaret River Chardonnay

HAY Shed Hill's "second" chardonnay after the outstanding Block 6 is in no way second-rate. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:46 EST 2012

2009 Deen De Bortoli Vat 1 Durif

DURIF seems ideally suited to the warm Riverina. The De Bortolis were pioneers of the variety in ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:45 EST 2012

2010 Primo Estate La Biondina Colombard

COLOMBARD usually misses out when it comes to perceptions of wine quality but Joe Grilli of Primo ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:35:45 EST 2012

2009 Punt Road Yenda Botrytis Semillon

PUNT Road is a winery in the Yarra Valley but it sources this luscious sweet wine from Yenda in the ...

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

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