Ralph Kyte Powell

2007 Vasse Felix Heytesbury

ONE of Margaret River's premier reds, the '07 Heytesbury is a dark, unevolved cabernet sauvignon, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:54 EST 2012

2007 Grampians Estate Streeton Reserve Shiraz

GREAT Western, now known as the Grampians, has a great heritage of classic shiraz. This is deeply ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:54 EST 2012

2008 Turkey Flat Butchers Block

BAROSSA shiraz grenache mourvedre blends have a long history but they almost disappeared a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:54 EST 2012

2008 Bannockburn Riesling

IT WASN'T long ago that sweetish rieslings were sneered at by cool wine dudes. But this excellent ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:53 EST 2012

2010 Rymill The Yearling Sauvignon Blanc

A COONAWARRA sauvignon blanc that tends more towards the citrus spectrum than fruit salad, The ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:53 EST 2012

2009 Evans & Tate Gnangara Cabernet Sauvignon

EVANS & Tate is now under the direction of McWilliam's and quality has never been better. There's a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:53 EST 2012

2005 Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut

BROWN Brothers has put a lot of effort into sparkling wine production over the past couple of ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:52 EST 2012

2007 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo

THIS may cost more than $50 but it's a bargain. Comparable nebbiolos from Barolo in northern Italy ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:52 EST 2012

2008 Deep Woods Estate Block 7 Shiraz

SHIRAZ does well at Margaret River. This is an aromatic example with a rich nose of liqueur cherry, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:51 EST 2012

2008 Fire Gully Chardonnay

THIS chardonnay from Margaret River's Pierro is styled differently to the powerfully built estate ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:51 EST 2012

2008 Peter Lehmann Shiraz

AN HONEST Barossa shiraz from one of the region's best-known and most reliable producers. It's a ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:51 EST 2012

2010 Alinga Canberra District Riesling

A VERY appealing, very young riesling from the Canberra region, this is an appetising, German-style ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:51 EST 2012

2008 Deen De Bortoli Vat 9 Cabernet Sauvignon

THE late Deen De Bortoli's name lives on in this great-value range of wines. This cabernet departs ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:50 EST 2012

2007 Massena The Looting Duke

THERE'S a lot of big Barossa shirazes around these days. The Looting Duke — 89 per cent shiraz and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:50 EST 2012

2008 Hurley Vineyard Homage Pinot Noir

THERE'S lovely fragrant delicacy to this Mornington Peninsula pinot noir. Relatively pale in ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:50 EST 2012

2007 Jacob's Creek Reserve Shiraz

IT'S very cool in some circles to bag successful wines from big wineries such as this. However, few ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:49 EST 2012

2010 Riposte The Foil Sauvignon Blanc

AUSTRALIANS drink oceans of New Zealand sauvignon blanc — our biggest-selling white is a Kiwi ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:49 EST 2012

2009 Rutherglen Estates Shelley's Block

RUTHERGLEN Estates' faith in table wines in a region famous for fortifieds has borne fruit in an ...

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2008 Mt. Monster Cabernet

MOUNT Monster is an impressive granite outcrop north of Padthaway in the Limestone Coast wine ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:48 EST 2012

2006 Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz

TAPANAPPA is an Australian-French consortium founded by Brian Croser (ex-Petaluma), Bordeaux-born ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:48 EST 2012