Blended with 15% from the Mornington Peninsula, this is a medium-bodied, supple Shiraz with enough crisp acidity for balance. The aromas are dark and loamy, but the palate surprises with red raspberries and darker, earthier, meatier undercurrents. Drink 2010–2018.
This is a terrific value in Pinot Noir, providing complex aromas and flavors that are simultaneously floral and peppery—think nasturtiums—and cherry-laden. It’s plump on the palate, with a silky texture and a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink it over the next 2–3 years.
Cooralook is making very good wines at affordable prices, and this Shiraz is in the same vein. It’s immediately approachable, offering crisp raspberry fruit tinged with herbal-grassy-briary notes and a softly dusty finish. It’s an easy sipper that won’t overpower most dishes.
Made in a fresh, fruit-driven style, the 2008 Cooralook Chardonnay displays vibrant lemon-lime and nectarine aromas, remaining similarly effusive on the palate, where it takes on tropical overtones. A bit on the simple side, but very good, it will scratch your fruit itch.
You won’t mistake this for a Burgundy. It smells big and plummy—not so Pinot-esque, really—with some violet aromas coming through with air. Black cherry flavors carry through to the finish. A little soft, but approachable and enjoyable now. Imported by Conquest Beverage Group.
This medium-bodied Chardonnay starts off with some slightly nutty-almondy scents that might be mistaken for oak, but on the palate the fruit speaks loud and clear. Pear and lemon flavors ring out the loudest, followed by a refreshingly citrusy finish.