Wine Code Breaker #410

2021 Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay, Tumbarumba, New South Wales

There is a Latin saying, in vino veritas. In wine, there is truth. Of course in too much wine, there is ruin. Too little, and there is a riot. This is precisely what “International Stab Someone in the Back Day” advocates. Not heard of this day? Surprising. It is better known as the “Ides of March”. This day calls for wine that can balance on a knife edge, posing the questions without the slaying. Tumbarumba is a region that can do just that. Its cool climate, high sunshine hours, bright sunlight and cold Summer nights, combined with slow ripening, deliver wines that keenly balance flavours and piercing acidity.

The 2021 Eden Road The Long Road Chardonnay is from the Tumbarumba region in New South Wales. It is a light golden-coloured wine that reflects sunlight back to your eyes. The nose has aromas of white peach and cashews offset by taut grapefruit. The palate mixes the peach with oatmeal, cashews, ginger spice and subtle oak influences. Rounded creamy tannins walk on a sharp blade of saliva-inducing acidity to deliver a lingering and flavoursome finish.


Rating: 93 pts

Closure: Screwtop

Alc: 12.5%

Drink: Now; 3-7 yrs

Price: $30

Tasted: March 2023

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