Ralph Kyte Powell

2010 Gemtree Moonstone Savagnin

AUSTRALIAN plantings of savagnin, from France's Jura, are surprisingly widespread, usually ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:00 EST 2012

2009 Oakridge Limited Release Fume

OAK-influenced sauvignon blanc semillons perform erratically at Uncorked tastings. The best are ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:59 EST 2012

2007 Henschke Keyneton Euphonium

AT THE bottom of Henschke's red-wine hierarchy, this is dense with a high-toned nose of juicy ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:59 EST 2012

2008 Mediterrane Shiraz Tempranillo Sangiovese

FROM Adelaide-based Redhouse wines, this interesting red is well named — it is inspired by the ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:58 EST 2012

2009 Radford Eden Valley Riesling

FROM the first sniff, this riesling states its quality credentials. It smells of shiny steel, ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:58 EST 2012

2009 McWilliams Balance Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

LOW-ALCOHOL wines come and go. Some are uninspiring, to say the least, but this example from ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:58 EST 2012

2009 The Black Chook Shiraz

MADE by well-known winemaker Ben Riggs and comprising McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek shiraz, with ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:57 EST 2012

2008 Witchmount Estate Lowen Park Cabernet

WITCHMOUNT Estate sits on the edge of the Sunbury wine region, almost in Melbourne's outer suburbs. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:57 EST 2012

2008 Mandala Prophet Pinot Noir

THIS well-made Yarra Valley pinot noir grows in charm as it breathes. Dark cherry, plum and stewed ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:57 EST 2012

2008 Domaine Servin Chablis Vieilles Vignes Selection Massale

FROM a cool corner of Burgundy, this excellent chablis offers aromas of green apple, honey and ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:56 EST 2012

2009 Woodstock Cabernet Sauvignon

McLAREN Vale cabernet is usually generously proportioned with robust character, depth and alcohol. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:56 EST 2012

2010 Mitolo Jester Vermentino

THOSE looking to vary their diet of mainstream white wines could do worse than trying this McLaren ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:56 EST 2012

2009 Angove Long Row Chardonnay

YER gets what yer pays for but there are still some drops under $10 that offer varietal charm. From ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:55 EST 2012

2009 Arrogant Frog Ribet Red

THE Arrogant Frog has taken up soccer on the label of this latest vintage of his cabernet merlot. ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:55 EST 2012

2007 Taltarni T Series Victoria Shiraz

LOTS of sub-$15 imported reds have been arriving in Australia in recent times. Some are astonishing ...

Drink | Ralph Kyte-Powell | Thu Nov 29 05:36:55 EST 2012

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