Burghound Symposium 2017: Henri Jayer & Associates Dinner

Date: 20th April 2017
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Drawing Room (Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Price: HKD 58,800 per person

Henri Jayer (1922-2006) was the father of ‘modern Burgundy’, an advocate of maximum quality derived through low yields, careful selection, and new oak, producing well-structured yet fruit-forward wines of great purity and concentration. His Burgundies, already legendary in his own lifetime, have now become ‘unicorn wines’ — an experience every Burgundy lover covets to have, yet a dwindling numbers will get the chance to appreciate as the finite remaining bottles dwindle.

 

So, what to do? You might buy yourself a single bottle of a great Henri Jayer wine, share it with a lucky friend over dinner. That would be a valid approach - a deep yet singular way to appreciate Henri Jayer. Alternatively you could join us for this dinner, sharing a larger number of Henri Jayer and Henri Jayer-related wines spanning several climats and vintages, in the company of current generation Guillaume Rouget, and Burgundy expert Allen Meadows. Join us this evening for a carefully curated line up that includes Richebourg, several vintages of his distinguished personal project – the Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’, as well as Echezeaux, and others. You will not only have the chance to discover and compare terroirs and vintages, but also the expression and interpretation delivered by Henri Jayer, Emmanuel Rouget and Jean–Nicolas Méo: a chance for both depth and breadth of understanding.

 

‘Once in a lifetime’ is a rather hackneyed and limiting phrase as inevitably we might all wish to hold to the aspiration of another ‘dip’ into such wines, but this is certainly a rare enough experience that should you miss it, when might another chance present itself? We hope you can join us.

 

Wines will be served:

1985 Henri Jayer - Richebourg
1990 Henri Jayer - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’
1993 Henri Jayer - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’
1982 Henri Jayer - Echezeaux
1993 Henri Jayer - Echezeaux
1980 Henri Jayer - Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Meurgers’
1985 Henri Jayer - Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Meurgers’

 

1990 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’
1993 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’
1990 Emmanuel Rouget - Echézeaux
1996 Emmanuel Rouget - Echézeaux
1996 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Beaumonts’

 

1996 Méo-Camuzet - Richebourg
1990 Méo-Camuzet - Vosne-Romanée1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’
1996 Méo-Camuzet - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Aux Brûlées’

WINES TASTED