Son of Jean-François Janoueix, Jean-Philippe Janoueix first settled in Lalande (Ch Chambrun, sold to Silvio Denz) before creating in 2001 the Ch. La Confession Saint-Emilion, meeting castles Bar and high Pontet. It also produces superior Bordeaux (Cross Mouton and The Advisor) and pomerol (Sacred Heart, in renting).
The Château Le Conseiller 2014 is pure Merlot from the Croix Mouton property, has a simple, straightforward nose with dusty red berry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a little more refined than the Croix Mouton but missing a little body on the finish. Still, this should provide enjoyable drinking over the next 4 to 6 years.