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 Claude Dugat Charmes-Chambertin / Griotte-Chambertin Dinner

Claude Dugat is a humble, shy, warm-hearted and generous man, and maker of some of the most terrific and highly coveted Gevrey-Chambertins it is possible (and usually not possible) to buy. There is a quiet seriousness of purpose with Dugat. He spends almost all of his time in his small vineyard parcels, alongside his beloved working horse Jonquille. A visit to his ancient cellar (the oldest parts of which are Roman in origin) is to experience the extraordinary depth and natural, unpushed concentration and dazzling fruit of his wines. Everything tastes at least a step up from the appellation chalked on the barrel – the Bourgogne like a good village Gevrey, the Gevrey like a good premier cru, the premier crus like grands crus… but when you taste his Charmes-Chambertin and his Griottes-Chambertin you see the pinnacle of what can be achieved here. To taste any of Dugat’s grands crus is a rare experience. He makes very little from his low-yielding plots. But to taste these contrasting terroirs side by side in seven vintage pairs, and to do so in the company of Allen Meadows, and Claude Dugat, who will travel for his first time to Hong Kong, is Burglover nirvana.

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1990 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 94
1993 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 93
1995 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 86
1995 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 88
1997 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 90
1997 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 90
1999 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 90-92
1999 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 95
2001 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 92
2001 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 94
2002 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 94
2002 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 92-95
2005 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin 750 BH 94
2005 Domaine Claude Dugat - Griotte-Chambertin 750 BH 93-95

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