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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MasterClass 1: Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy in Mazis-Chambertin Masterclass
Date Saturday 22 April 2017
Time 12:30 - 14:00
Venue Taishan Room (5/F, Island Shangri-la Hotel)
Ticket HKD 1,880 per person

MasterClass 1: Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy in Mazis-Chambertin Masterclass

There is something to be said for small family domaines that have only one grand cru in the portfolio. They become specialists in it, undistracted by other potentially even more prestigious grands crus vineyards, and it becomes their prized jewel. If they are serious, like Gerard Harmand, then often you see the best possible expression of that terroir. 


Formerly Domaine Lucien Geoffrey (Gérard’s father-in-law), the Harmand-Geoffroy label begins in 1990, the oldest vintage in this today’s vertical tasting masterclass, tutored by Gérard Harmand. We cover a range of vintage expressions, and will be able to see the way this wine develops in bottle over a quarter century span.

As Gérard describes it, Mazis-Chambertin has an east-facing terroir of Bajocian marls soil, well drained, with a favourable micro-climate. It draws bold and complex aromas that are very distinguished, revealing red fruits like raspberry and cherry, and flowers, like violet, rose and wallflower, as well as pepper and liquorice. With ageing, it develops notes of leather and sumptuous venison. 

Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1990 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 1500 --
1993 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 --
1999 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 --
2002 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 --
2003 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 --
2005 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 BH 94
2008 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 BH 90-93
2009 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 1500 BH 92
2010 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 BH 94
2012 Domaine Harmand-Geoffroy - Mazis-Chambertin 750 BH 93

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