Best of Boston

1998 Best Wine List

Anthony’s Pier Four

Never mind the tourists; come for the wine. This is not only the greatest wine list in Boston, it’s one of the greatest wine lists anywhere in America. Old, old bottles abound— and at astonishing prices. For only $40 you can choose between two wonderful, mature Sauternes from Chateux. Nairac, 1975 or 1976. For $85, you can drink a magnificent, minerally white Burgundy, the 1993 Corton Charlemagne from Domaine Louis Latour. For less than half that price ($40), you will be shocked at just how good a “mere” bourgeois Margaux— Ch. Angludet— can be when it’s from a year like 1978.

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