Ralph Kyte Powell

2010 Shelmerdine Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

ALTHOUGH very pale in colour, this rosé is substantial in character. Rather than the direct ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Ducks in a Row Fiano

THIS enchanting Mirka Mora-labelled bottle looks lovely al fresco surrounded by spring flowers and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:26 EST 2012

2010 Tulloch Verdelho

DESPITE a long history, Hunter verdelho is a poor cousin to the region's best-known whites, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2009 Kingston Estate Petit Verdot

BASED in South Australia's warm Murray Valley, Kingston Estate is a good source of a rare critter: ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2008 Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

REG Egan pioneered the Yarra Valley wine region in its late-20th-century incarnation at his ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2005 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon

In southern Margaret River style, this quite austere cabernet has a light, herbal, floral/violet ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:25 EST 2012

2009 Felton Road Bannockburn Pinot Noir

The subtle, hard-to-define complexity that makes pinot noir so intriguing finds individual ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:24 EST 2012

2009 TWR Marlborough Gewurztraminer

TWR is Te Whare Ra, a mature vineyard in New Zealand's Marlborough region. This exotic, powerfully ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:24 EST 2012

2009 La Linea Tempranillo

Of all the trendy, recently arrived red grapes in Australia, tempranillo already looks to have an ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2009 Buller Beverford Durif

From the Murray Valley outpost of Buller's Rutherglen winery, this deeply coloured drop is ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2009 Galli Estate la Famiglia Chardonnay

A modern type of chardonnay from Sunbury, this stylish wine shows cool-grown grapefruit and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2010 Tahbilk Marsanne

Few white wines around the $15 mark have as much individuality, heritage and style as Tahbilk ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:23 EST 2012

2005 Whispering Hills Appassimento

INSPIRED by amarone from Italy's Veneto, this Yarra cabernet was concentrated by rack-dried and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012

2010 Pikes The Merle Riesling

A MODERN benchmark for Clare Valley riesling. The 2010 Merle smells steely and reserved, but with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012

2010 De Bortoli La Boheme Act Two Dry Pinot Rose

DE BORTOLI has launched a "Rose Revolution" to promote anew the idea of rose as the ideal ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:22 EST 2012

2008 Sarah Gough Box Grove Vineyard Roussanne

SARAH Gough's wine pedigree encompasses most aspects of the industry, including some years writing ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2009 Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon

THIS unfussed young red has a minty nose that suggests some Clare Valley influence, although the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2009 Dopff au Moulin Gewurztraminer

DESPITE being relatively low in price for a gewurztraminer from France's unique border region of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:21 EST 2012

2008 Wirra Wirra RSW Shiraz

TERROIR — a fashionable French term — describes a wine's sense of place, origin and individuality, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:20 EST 2012

2009 Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay

A very concentrated Margaret River chardonnay with tonnes of character. The nose combines slightly ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:20 EST 2012