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 email@example.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)
A favourite debate amongst Burgundy enthusiasts is which of the Côte d’Or’s 1er Crus might deserve upgrading to grand cru status. Gevrey-Chambertin’s ‘Clos Saint-Jacques’ always comes up in such discussions. According to Clive Coates MW, ‘when it came to be decreed what was grand cru and what was not in the 1930s, it was decided that only climats contiguous with Chambertin and Clos de Beze would be considered for top rank. Ruchottes and Mazoyeres scraped in, for a finger of each touches the magic core. Clos Saint-Jacques, on its own, but perfectly poised on the Combe de Lavaux flank, was excluded.’
Today however, it is clear that Burgundy enthusiasts judge it amongst the grands crus, with their wallets, as prices for Clos St Jacques today exceed some grands crus, even within a domaine’s range.
Another interesting aspect is ownership. From the 19th century until 1954 the vineyard was a monopole of the Comte de Moucheron. It was then sold, and is today owned and produced by 5 domaines, all with regular shaped strips from the bottom to the top of the vineyard:
2.21ha, Domaine Armand Rousseau
1.60ha, Domaine Sylvie Esmonin
1.00ha, Domaine Louis Jadot (ex-Domaine Clair Dau)
1.00ha, Domaine Bruno Clair (ex-Domaine Clair Dau)
0.89ha, Domaine Fourrier
In today’s masterclass Allen Meadows will help us understand the factors that give Clos Saint-Jacques its character. By tasting each of the 5 domaines producing it side by side in 2 vintages – 2011 and 2008 – we will come away with a clear idea of what that character is, as well as how each of the 5 domaines involved interpret it.
|2008||Domaine Armand Rousseau - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos ‘St Jacques||750ml||BH93|
|2011||Domaine Armand Rousseau - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Clos ‘St Jacques||750ml||BH94|
|2008||Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH92|
|2011||Domaine Fourrier - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH93|
|2008||Domaine Bruno Clair - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH93|
|2011||Domaine Bruno Clair - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH92-94|
|2008||Domaine Sylvie Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH92|
|2011||Domaine Sylvie Esmonin - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH92|
|2008||Maison Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH90-92|
|2011||Maison Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Clos St Jacques’||750ml||BH92|