Ralph Kyte Powell

2005 Heggies Vineyard Reserve Riesling

Heggies Vineyard in South Australia's Eden Valley occupies prime riesling country. A screw cap has ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:19 EST 2012

2008 Rocky Gully Shiraz Viognier

This is a second label of Frankland Estate in southern WA. It has some peppery, earthy aromas and a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2010 Luna Rosa Rosado

A shiny-pink young cabernet-grenache-mourvedre-chardonnay rosé from the NSW Central Ranges, made by ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2009 Eldridge Estate Gamay

Thirty years ago, light, fresh reds from France's Beaujolais region were super-fashionable. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:18 EST 2012

2002 Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Millesime

AFTER years of underperformance, champagne house G.H. Mumm has transformed in recent years into a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:17 EST 2012

2009 Te Mata Bullnose Syrah

SYRAH from Hawkes Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, is New Zealand's most ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:17 EST 2012

2010 Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling

THIRTY-FIVE years ago, Brian Croser caused a stir with his sweeter Hardys Siegersdorf Rieslings. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

NV Fox Creek Vixen

THERE'S a real, Christmassy friendliness in traditional Australian sparkling reds. Vixen, made from ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2010 Zilzie Selection 23 Moscato

THIS reasonably priced drop loses nothing compared with pricier moscatos — and it's better than ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2009 Yalumba The Y Series Shiraz Viognier

FEW Australian wine labels are better value, or as reliable as Yalumba's Y Series. This ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:16 EST 2012

2005, 2004, 2003 Stanton & Killeen Vintage Fortified

VINTAGE port styles are yesterday's heroes. So let's turn the clock back with great vintage ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:15 EST 2012

NV Etoiles Soleil Pinot Noir Chardonnay Methode Traditionelle Brut

CREMANT de Bourgogne is the sparkling wine of France's Burgundy region. Made from chardonnay and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:15 EST 2012

NV Larmandier-Bernier Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs

LARMANDIER-BERNIER champagne is a darling of wine fashion worthy of the hype. This chardonnay-based ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:15 EST 2012

NV Jansz Premium Cuvée Brut

TASMANIAN sparkling wines are winning accolades across the country for their finesse, and this is ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:14 EST 2012

2010 De Bortoli Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

ROSE is perfect for Australian summers. Over the years, Australians decided that wine was white or ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:13 EST 2012

2007 Dopff au Moulin Grand Cru Schoenenbourg Riesling

FROM a hillside above Riquewihr, a pretty mediaeval village in France's Alsace region, this Grand ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:13 EST 2012

2008 O'Leary Walker Clare Valley/McLaren Vale Shiraz

THIS impenetrably coloured, dark shiraz shows how well cross-regional blends work in Australia. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:13 EST 2012

2010 Angove Butterfly Ridge Riesling Gewurztraminer

AN UNORTHODOX blend in sophisticated Victoria, riesling-traminers like this ruled the New South ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:12 EST 2012

2009 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Chardonnay

PALE, fine and fragrant, this Yarra Valley wine follows one of the new directions taken by ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:12 EST 2012

2009 Tapanappa Foggy Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Tapanappa partnership, this wine from South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula sums up pinot noir's ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:12 EST 2012