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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MasterClass2: Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat in Vosne-Romanée Les Suchots Masterclass

The premier cru ‘Les Suchots’ vineyard is Vosne-Romanée’s largest, and bordered by Romanée-St-Vivant, Richebourg and Echezeaux. As Allen Meadows writes, ‘when you find a really fine bottle of Suchots, it will offer a terrific drinking experience. It will almost always feature an utterly seductive and entirely classic Vosne nose of Asian spices that is complemented by an opulent richness on the mid-palate, delivering a certain fullness with absolutely no rusticity or hard edges on a finish of haunting length.’

The vineyard’s size has taught Allen ‘to be cautious when buying Suchots’, but he includes Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat in his list of top producers for this vineyard.

And well he might. Today’s masterclass includes vintages from one of Burgundy’s rising stars – Charles van Canneyt, who gained the keys to the estate in 2008, fresh from oenology and viticultural studies in Dijon, aged 20. He is widely regarded as one of the best vignerons in Burgundy today. His grandfather, Alain Hudelot, from whom he took over, was also highly regarded. In the ‘90s Clive Coates MW described Alain’s wines as ‘full, opulent and multidimensional’.

This masterclass will enlighten us on this wonderful vineyard, its expression across a range of vintages spanning 4 decades, through the lens of one domaine that has itself undergone a style transition (Alain’s to Charles’). The class will be lead by Charles van Canneyt.

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1980 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 --
1983 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 --
1985 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 91
1999 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 89
2006 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 92
2008 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 91-93
2011 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 91-94
2012 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 90-93
2014 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Suchots’ 750 BH 88-91

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