The origination of Boha goes back to the 18th Century, long before the 1855 Classification. Back then, there was one designation. It was either Bordeaux or it wasn't. The name comes from the local word "bouhar," which refers to the wind that comes off the Gironde River in Blaye, where our chateau sits.
It has been in the Revaire family for over 100 years and is now run by Muriel Rousseau-Revaire. In 2010 she decided it was time to make her mark in Bordeaux and hired a man to consult on the vineyard and take charge of winemaking. That man was Stephane Derenoncourt, one of the most revered consultants in Bordeaux. His resume is quite simple. One just needs to taste the wines the chateau produced before Derenoncourt and those produced afterward. The difference is astonishing.
His first attention turned to the vineyard. It is not an exaggeration to say that once the grapes are picked, the wine is already made. It's up to the winemaker to not mess it up. Derenoncourt surveyed every inch of the vineyard and made recommendations as to how each vine should be trained based on the incline and sun exposure of each plot. Decisions were made on which plots to pick and vinify separately. So that blends could be conceived with only quality in mind.
The results have been as expected. The complexity and presence of all the flavor factors in this wine would be a great statement when added to boeuf Bourgogne or peppered duck breast. It's as good as it gets.