Ben Glaetzer: Barossa Valley, Australia
On first impression, Ben Glaetzer is as imposing as the brawny, powerful Australian Shirazes he’s known for—but after a few minutes of conversation, this tall, shaven-headed winemaker turns out to be an eloquent and easygoing representative of the newest generation of Australian winemaking stars. From his base at Glaetzer Wines (founded by his father in 1995) he oversees the family’s production; he also makes superb, affordable bottlings for Heartland Wines and top-quality, higher-end reds for Mitolo.
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Wine to try: 2005 Glaetzer Bishop Shiraz ($45)