89%
of 747
would buy again
89%
of 747
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 747

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

La Petite Mort Ballandean Shiraz Viognier 2017

89%
of 747
would buy again
89%
of 747
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 747

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

Market Price
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  • Printhie Mt Canobolas Shiraz Viognier n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $28.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017

    Sold by Different Drop

    $28.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

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Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Printhie Mt Canobolas Shiraz Viognier n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $28.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017

    Sold by Different Drop

    $28.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Sorry, this wine is available exclusively to the Angels who helped make it happen. To find out more about becoming an Angel, click here.

You save $9.50
Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Printhie Mt Canobolas Shiraz Viognier n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $28.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017

    Sold by Different Drop

    $28.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Sorry, this wine is available exclusively to the Angels who helped make it happen. To find out more about becoming an Angel, click here.

La Petite Mort Ballandean Shiraz Viognier 2017

89%
of 747
would buy again
89%
of 747
About this rating

This rating is based on whether Angels love it enough to buy this vintage again. You can also see how this wine rated for previous vintages.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

89% of 747

2016

93% of 510

2015

93% of 609

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Printhie Mt Canobolas Shiraz Viognier n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $28.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017

    Sold by Different Drop

    $28.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Sorry, this wine is available exclusively to the Angels who helped make it happen. To find out more about becoming an Angel, click here.

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of similarly rated benchmark bottles on the market.

We test these market prices every vintage with blind tasting panels, to make sure the’re honest and accurate.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Printhie Mt Canobolas Shiraz Viognier n/a

    Sold by Dan Murphy's

    $28.99

    (As of 23/05/2019)

  • Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2017

    Sold by Different Drop

    $28.00

    (As of 24/05/2019)

$26.99

Angels Angel Price

$17.49

Sorry, this wine is available exclusively to the Angels who helped make it happen. To find out more about becoming an Angel, click here.

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About the wine

Hand-crafted QLD class
  • Are you ready to bring something completely different to the table?! This rich, ripe and generous Shiraz is full of jammy black fruit with blood plums and blackberries and is a stunning step away from the typical 'bowl-me-over' style of Shiraz that dominates the Australian market.
  • Co-fermenting Shiraz and Viognier grapes has a particular magic about it, creating a spicy and savoury deliciousness. All this richness and generosity is well supported and  balanced by some time in cedary French and spicy American oak. As each sip evolves, you'll know exactly what Glen and Andrew mean when they say the hallmark of a truly great wine is the endless desire to pour yourself ‘just one more glass!’
  • Hand-picked, hand-crafted and hand-bottled (right down to the hand-dipped wax seal) you simply don't often find wines made like this. The true meaning of 'La Petite Mort' is about enjoyment - letting go of restraints and revelling in something new and maybe a little titillating. Made in tiny quantities, this vintage marks the return of a champion (93% rated!) - it won't stick around long.
     

 

Best before
The lighter, brighter style of Shiraz resulting from the cool-climate Granite Belt lends itself perfectly to an early-release, drink-now drop. For the more patient among us, the balance of good acidity and silky tannin structure ensures that it will continue to improve in the bottle cellared until 2021.

Serving advice
Open and roughly decant (or double decant) before serving to introduce oxygen and open the wine up, ideally for an hour or more. A tip for the hand-dipped wax top: ignore the wax, go straight in through the wax with the cork screw. Pop the cork in the usual manner and tidy up the wax on the rim of the bottle with a knife afterwards. All good fun!

Food match
This is steak wine! Best paired with juicy, flavoursome cuts like rump or T-bone done simply on the BBQ. A great vegan option is eggplant steaks with green-olive and herb salsa, or roasted field mushrooms with your favourite red sauce.

Australia

Ballandean

Shiraz Blend

Fruity Red

13.5% ABV

75cl

Vegan

Vegetarian

Meet the winemaker - Glen Robert & Andrew Scott .

  • In 2012 Glen, a former research scientist, met Andrew, a hospitality guru and head restaurant Sommelier, at a wine tasting. They've been crafting (and arguing about) wine together ever since. In 2014, they stumbled upon derelict Mary's vineyard, 10 picturesque hectares of Shiraz and Viognier vines in Queensland's Granite Belt. Together they have nursed the vines back to health using organic practices, elbow-grease and TLC.
  • Their exclusive 'La Petite Mort' label might seem a little macabre, but if you seek the true meaning of the phrase, you'll find that nothing could be further from the truth! It's about enjoyment- letting go of restraints and revelling in something new and maybe a little titillating! The boys take pride in crafting each wine to tell it's own regional story.
  • As small producers from a small region, the Naked model gives the team the opportunity to propel the region's wines onto the national stage. Despite almost a century of winemaking history, Queensland produces less than 1% of Australia's wine. So, with the backing of wonderful Angels, it's high time we shout about these incredibly boutique wines!

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89% of 747 would buy it again
$17.49

2017

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