Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The best showing of the Lafon Rochet ’06 so far! It has an open nose that is well defined, but unashamedly earthy and austere with aromas of pencil shavings, leather and a touch of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp acidity, a decent backbone here, structured, blackberry laced with black pepper with a salty tang towards the finish. Moderate length and a lively, tactile, “umami” aftertaste.