Burghound Symposium

Burghound Symposium 2018

We are thrilled to be able to now launch for sale our 2018 Allen Meadows Burghound Symposium. This intense, but varied collection of masterclasses and dinner events, combines fun with the chance to gain or to deepen your understanding of Burgundy. We will fly leading Burgundy critic and writer Allen Meadows (and “Mrs. Burghound" too!) to Shanghai and Hong Kong to lead all of the events in this programme.

Allen Meadow’s 2018 China programme is exclusive to The Fine Wine Experience.

There is much to learn about this complex yet rewarding fine wine region of Burgundy. 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.

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 combined! 

The programme takes in a range of subjects with a nicely varied selection of cuisines at leading Shanghai and Hong Kong dining venues. Yet all this is scheduled within a short enough space of time, that both locals and international guests alike can schedule any selection of events, or indeed the entire programme into their diaries.
This year we are joined by leading Burgundians — Marit Lindal and Christophe Perrot-Minot (Domaine Perrot-Minot), and Prune and Antoine Amiot-Servelle (Domaine Amiot-Servelle) who will join Allen in leading their domaine-specific events.
The headline summary of events is listed below. Download the full programme with wine list and details or read it online here.

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

For Hong Kong we also offer special hotel rate Deluxe Peak View Room at Island Shangri-la Hotel for HKD 2,550+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 2018 events, please contact us via events@finewineexperience.com or +852 2803 0753 for booking.

Meanwhile, feel free to read about Linden's reviews on our pervious Burghound Symposium events:

Domaine Denis Mortet Chambertin Grand Cru Dinner (2017)
Domaine Claude Duagt Chames-Chambertin & Griotte-Chambertin Dinner (2017)
1996 Domaine de la Romanee Conti Assortment Case Dinner (2016)
Chambolle Musigny &  Masterclasses with Allen Meadows (2015)
The Ultimate Richebourg Dinner with Allen Meadows (2015)
White Burgundy: Best of the Best Lunch with Allen Meadows (2015)

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2018 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM SHANGHAI - 1993 Burgundy - 25 Years On Wine Dinner with Allen Meadows (DAY 1)
Date Friday 13 April 2018
Time 19:00
Venue Yong Yi Ting Chinese Restaurant (雍颐庭中餐厅), Mandarin Oriental Pudong Hotel
(111 Pudong South Road, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai, China, 200120)
Ticket HKD 24,800 or RMB 20,800 per seat

2018 BURGHOUND SYMPOSIUM SHANGHAI - 1993 Burgundy - 25 Years On Wine Dinner with Allen Meadows (DAY 1)

Twenty-five years is a great moment in time to assess the top-tier wines of any vintage, but perhaps 1993, in particular. For the reds this vintage was noted for small berries. This characteristic meant a lot of fruit, intensity, colour and tannin, and the vintage conditions also delivered fine, prominent acidity. In other words, this vintage was  one of high potential, but a vintage which promised slow evolution in bottle. Therefore, patience was required. 
So, how is this outstanding vintage drinking today? As you will see below from the wine list, we have selected at the highest level, including some wines that today are very rare indeed.

This evening, as we enjoy these 13 top wines, Allen Meadows will reveal the elements in the 1993 growing season that give these wines their vintage personality, provide context for what estates were doing at that time (this is, remember, a generation ago), and take us through each vineyard represented.

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1993 Domaine de la Romanée Conti - La Tâche Grand Cru 750ml BH95
1993 Domaine Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750ml BH93
1993 Domaine Anne Gros - Richebourg Grand Cru 750ml BH94
1993 Domaine Comte de Vogüé - Musigny Grand Cru 750ml BH97
1993 Domaine Comte de Vogüé - Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Amoureuses’ 750ml BH92
1993 Domaine d’Auvenay - Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 750ml --
1993 Domaine Georges Roumier - Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 750ml BH95
1993 Domaine Dujac - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru 750ml BH93
1993 Domaine Ponsot - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 750ml WA99
1993 Domaine Ponsot - Clos St-Denis Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 750ml --
1993 Domaine Armand Rousseau - Chambertin Grand Cru 750ml BH95
1993 Domaine Armand Rousseau - Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru 750ml --
1993 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 750ml BH93

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