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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Henri Jayer & Associates Dinner
Date Thursday 20 April 2017
Time 19:00 - 22:00
Venue Drawing Room, The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
Ticket HKD 58,800

Henri Jayer & Associates Dinner

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.

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1985 Henri Jayer - Richebourg 750 BH 97
1990 Henri Jayer - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750 BH 96
1993 Henri Jayer - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750 BH 96
1982 Henri Jayer - Echezeaux 750 --
1993 Henri Jayer - Echezeaux 750 BH 94
1980 Henri Jayer - Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Meurgers’ 1500 BH 93
1985 Henri Jayer - Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru ‘Les Meurgers’ 1500 BH 92
1990 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750 BH 94
1993 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750 BH 93
1990 Emmanuel Rouget - Echézeaux 750 BH 93
1996 Emmanuel Rouget - Echézeaux 750 BH 92
1996 Emmanuel Rouget - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Les Beaumonts’ 750 BH 89
1996 Méo-Camuzet - Richebourg 750 BH 94
1990 Méo-Camuzet - Vosne-Romanée1er Cru ‘Cros Parantoux’ 750 BH 88
1996 Méo-Camuzet - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Aux Brûlées’ 750 BH 92

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