BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM

Burghound Symposium

Burghound Symposium 2017 - 19th to 22nd April 2017

We are thrilled to be able to now launch for sale our 2017 Allen Meadows Burghound Symposium. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses and dinner events, combines fun with the chance to gain or deepen your understanding of Burgundy. We will fly leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and “Mrs Burghound too!) to Hong Kong to lead all of the events in this programme.

Allen Meadow’s 2017 programme in Hong Kong is once again exclusive to The Fine Wine Experience.

There is much to learn about this complex yet rewarding fine wine region, and Allen’s expertise, his complete fluency in the subject, and his ability to teach, to lead, and to moderate discussion offer much to both the novice and the experienced aficionado.

But we have also spent many months meticulously sourcing just the right bottles – the right vineyards, vintages, and domaines with the right provenance – to show top level Burgundy in its diversity and depth.

Hedonism and learning combine! 

The programme takes in a range of subjects with a nicely varied selection of cuisines at leading Hong Kong dining venues. Yet all this is scheduled within a short enough space of time, that both Hong Kongers and international guests alike can schedule any selection of events, or indeed the entire programme into their diaries.
 
This year we are joined by a number of leading Burgundians to enhance the experience — Laurence Mortet (Domaine Denis Mortet), Claude Dugat (Domaine Dugat), Guillaume Rouget (Domaine Emmanuel Rouget), Gerard Harmand (Domaine Harmand-Geoffory) and Charles van Canneyt (Domaine Hudelot-Noellat), each of whom will participate alongside Allen Meadows in key events.

The headline summary of events is listed below. Click through for details or view online.

Many of these events are very small in scale, so we recommend you book early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We also offer special hotel rate at Deluxe Peak View Room at Island Shangri-la Hotel with HKD 2,500+10% service charge per night. This offer is subject to availability and only valid for bookings made through The Fine Wine Experience for the participants of Burghound Symposium 2017 events, please contact us via sales@finewineexperience.com or +852 2803 0753 for booking.

 

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Domaine Bouchard Beaune-Greves 'L'enfant Jesus' Lunch

We are absolutely thrilled to include this masterclass lunch in this year’s symposium. First of all, Domaine Bouchard has invested confidence in us by supplying us with this vertical direct from their cellars in Beaune. Secondly, although we often more immediately think of the grands crus of the Côte de Nuits when we think of the highest expressions of red Burgundy, this jewel of the Côte de Beaune has for many decades stood at the same peak. It is an irony today that because the Côte de Beaune reds offer relative value we tend to drink them young as ‘everyday wines’, when in fact the expression of a wine like Beaune-Grèves 1er Cru ‘L’Enfant Jesus’ is not only rewarding of being cellared, it demands it. The drinking window is long, but late. 

 

The premier cru Grèves vineyard is Beaune’s greatest, and Bouchard’s monopole lieu dit within it — “L’Enfant Jesus” (the baby Jesus) sits at its heart. Here is what Allen Meadows wrote about tasting the 1865 of this wine (that’s right EIGHTEEN sixty five) in 2010:

 

(perhaps the greatest vintage of the 19th century). Some bricking but still bright ruby at the center. The nose offers stunning elegance and incredible purity with aged aromas that are still vibrant and offer notes of spice, game and a touch of leather followed by remarkably powerful, indeed even muscular middle weight flavors that are superbly well balanced and wonderfully long. With air, the flavors become noticeably less vigorous but there is no loss of complexity. In sum, this is a simply incredible performance for a Beaune 1er. Tasted thrice with consistent notes. 94/100

 

Today, over lunch, discover for yourself the special quality of this wine.

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1961 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
1976 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 1500 --
1985 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
1988 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 1500 --
1989 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 1500 --
1990 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
1999 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
2003 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
2005 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
2009 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 --
2010 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 BH 93
2012 Bouchard Beaune-Greves ‘L’Enfant Jesus' 750 BH 92

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