Cellar Fillers

When it comes to finding exceptional claret for your money, look no further than our cellar fillers page. 2023 is a fantastic vintage to populate your collection with sub-£200 cases. Buy these in quantity in magnums for future parties.

It is no secret that wineries with ‘lesser terroirs’ suffered in 2023. In the face of the various climactic pressures, some of the more affordable Châteaux had limited means to combat the issues of disease, so selection is key. However, the great news is that the ones who were successful, have created something quite spectacular.

Many of the second wines of many of the top properties were some of the very best we have tasted, and, in true Lea & Sandeman style, we have gone to great lengths to tease out those rare cases where you can pay very little and get an awful lot.


Please note that we can source wines in any format if offered by the Château. Just indicate which size you would like in your wishlist order form or email us with a specific request. Bottling charges do apply so please see our Terms for more details.

L&S Recommendations

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2023 FIEFS DE LAGRANGE Saint Julien

2023 FIEFS DE LAGRANGE Saint Julien

Release date: 23/5/2024

The second wine of Lagrange presents a nose of delicately dusty oak, with lightly dried fruits. This is followed by a rather juicy palate of red cherry and raspberry fruits, with the gentlest lick ofThe second wine of Lagrange presents a nose of delicately dusty oak, with lightly dried fruits. This is followed by a rather juicy palate of red cherry and raspberry fruits, with the gentlest lick of tannin and fresh acidity. It concludes with a touch of grip, no more than that, with a gently sappy poise. A fairly straightforward second wine, juicy and bright, and no doubt it will be ready to go on release. Rating: 86-88 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2023 CHÂTEAU MANGOT Grand Cru Saint Emilion

2023 CHÂTEAU MANGOT Grand Cru Saint Emilion

Release date: 15/5/2024

Vibrant ruby in colour plenty of violet reflections, attractive En Primeur colour and aromatics, with estate signature. Pretty fresh acidities, a little overly sharp, but there is plenty of raspberryVibrant ruby in colour plenty of violet reflections, attractive En Primeur colour and aromatics, with estate signature. Pretty fresh acidities, a little overly sharp, but there is plenty of raspberry and redcurrant fruit to counterbalance, and the whole thing feels full of life and tension. Todeschini family, Thomas Duclos consultant. 34ha, 25% new oak for ageing. Drinking range: 2029 - 2042 Rating: 93 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2023 CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT GEORGES Grand Cru Saint Emilion

2023 CHÂTEAU MOULIN SAINT GEORGES Grand Cru Saint Emilion

Release date: 15/5/2024

From a 7 Hectare slope in front of Chateau Ausone - the Moulin Saint-Georges is a real winner in 2023. More broad and powerful in feel than some years - this remains an absolute charmer, but aFrom a 7 Hectare slope in front of Chateau Ausone - the Moulin Saint-Georges is a real winner in 2023. More broad and powerful in feel than some years - this remains an absolute charmer, but a charmer with some serious intent. A wonderful mulch of blue and deep-red berries is lifted by floral hits of pink blossom and even a whiff of violets. Imposing but with lovely layers and nuance. Owned by the Vauthier family from Ausone since 1921, this remains a real steal for Grand Cru Saint Emilion with such pedigree and heritage.L&S (Apr 2024)

75cl bottles, wood case of 6

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2023 CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux

2023 CHÂTEAU LABÉGORCE Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Margaux

Release date: 13/5/2024

Subdued on the first nose, again showing that parts of Margaux need a little bit of coaxing in this vintage to open up at this early stage. When it does, you find sculpted and deliciously spicySubdued on the first nose, again showing that parts of Margaux need a little bit of coaxing in this vintage to open up at this early stage. When it does, you find sculpted and deliciously spicy fruit, rose petals, cocoa bean and cassis, with tannic grip that slowly builds though the palate. 32hl/h yield, 62.5ha in production, 25% new oak barrels for ageing, with the rest one year old. Marjolaine de Coninck technical director, Nathalie Perrodo owner. Drinking range: 2028 - 2038 Rating: 92 Jane Anson, www.janeanson.com (May 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2023 CHÂTEAU MAUVESIN BARTON Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Moulis-en-Médoc

2023 CHÂTEAU MAUVESIN BARTON Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Moulis-en-Médoc

Release date: 13/5/2024

The 2023 Mauvesin Barton has an attractive bouquet with black plum, cassis and light floral scents. This is nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and modest weight, but theThe 2023 Mauvesin Barton has an attractive bouquet with black plum, cassis and light floral scents. This is nicely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and modest weight, but the oak is a little conspicuous toward the finish. It doesn't quite have the ambition or complexity of the 2022, though it represents a fine, perhaps earlier-drinking Moulis-en-Médoc. Drinking range: 2027 - 2037 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Apr 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2023 CLOS MANOU Médoc

2023 CLOS MANOU Médoc

Release date: 6/5/2024

Yet again Stephane Dief has knocked it out of the park this year. This jewel of a property with its wealth of very old vines has created a masterful 2023. Chiselled and poised - this is upright,Yet again Stephane Dief has knocked it out of the park this year. This jewel of a property with its wealth of very old vines has created a masterful 2023. Chiselled and poised - this is upright, pretty and sophisticated. The fruit concentration is pitch perfect here - with that gentle soft ripeness in tune with the freshness of the year. Beautifully judged and this year with just 35% new oak and a proportion of the juice aged in amphorae the purity is wonderful. Very serious Bordeaux from this (still!) under the radar producer we have been championing for more than a decade. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Petit VerdotL&S (Apr 2024)

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2023 CHÂTEAU SÉNÉJAC Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

2023 CHÂTEAU SÉNÉJAC Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Haut Médoc

Release date: 3/5/2024

The 2023 from Sénéjac opens with a nose of delicately medicinal red cherry, with pomegranate and herbaceous fern. There follows a rather light, loose and juicy start to the palate, which does not The 2023 from Sénéjac opens with a nose of delicately medicinal red cherry, with pomegranate and herbaceous fern. There follows a rather light, loose and juicy start to the palate, which does not really pick up through the middle, wrapping red and acid-spiked red fruits around a core of sappy, powdery tannins. This sample lacks the depth, fruit character and cohesion I am looking for, and will probably be best drunk relatively young. Rating: 86-88 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 12

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2023 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2023 CHÂTEAU LE CROCK Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 2/5/2024

A structured and focused red with good volume and concentration to its fruit. Medium-bodied with firm but well-integrated tannins that form the backbone of the wine. It’s layered and complex withA structured and focused red with good volume and concentration to its fruit. Medium-bodied with firm but well-integrated tannins that form the backbone of the wine. It’s layered and complex with impressive length. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Apr 2024)

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2023 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC Cru Bourgeois Médoc

2023 CHÂTEAU POTENSAC Cru Bourgeois Médoc

Release date: 30/4/2024

This is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is now fully restructured, many of the lesser parcels having been pulled up in recent years. The yield hereThis is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is now fully restructured, many of the lesser parcels having been pulled up in recent years. The yield here was 48 hl/ha, from 57.69 hectares. The blend includes 12.9% press wine. For the Médoc this has a delightfully perfumed nose, with raspberry, rose petal and a praline sweetness, not to mention an undercurrent of limestone freshness. It has substance and confidence on the palate, medium-bodied as per the vintage, but sinewy and correct, with delicately juicy fruit underpinned by modestly grained tannins. The overarching style of juicy and quite delicious, with a finish carried by a little flourish of toasted oak and tannin. This is a fine Potensac for midterm drinking. The alcohol on analysis is 13.4%. Rating: 90-92 Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com (Apr 2024)

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2023 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

2023 CHÂTEAU LILIAN LADOUYS Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel Saint Estèphe

Release date: 29/4/2024

2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the Lorenzetti family's first move into the Medoc. Now owners of Pedesclaux, Lafon Rochet and a considerable stake in Chateau d'Issan, Lilian Ladouys may no longer2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the Lorenzetti family's first move into the Medoc. Now owners of Pedesclaux, Lafon Rochet and a considerable stake in Chateau d'Issan, Lilian Ladouys may no longer be there most prestigious estate but it is certainly a real passion project. Run by Manon Lorenzetti, with help from Pedesclaux's winemaker Vincent Bache-Gabrielsen - this estate gets better every year. Now into their third year of organic conversion and benefitting in 2023 from having more parcels on-stream - they have made a beauty. There's a sophisticated and classic Saint Estephe freshness to the crunchy black fruit. For the first time ever Cabernet Sauvignon takes the lead on the blend with 57% only reinforcing the upright, pure feel. This has great lines a delicious, ripe mid-palate and all the finesse you could ask for in Saint Estephe. Proper Bordeaux and so well priced. At 12.9% it really does feel like a very classic Claret. 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet franc L&S (Apr 2024)

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2023 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

2023 CHÂTEAU BATAILLEY 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac

Release date: 29/4/2024

79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Good classical frame here. Upright and smartly 'claretty'. The nose is awash with deep plum, dark cherry flesh and intriguing scent of a fine79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Good classical frame here. Upright and smartly 'claretty'. The nose is awash with deep plum, dark cherry flesh and intriguing scent of a fine church. Subtly toasty wood. The palate follows - with density and a firmish feel to the cool dark berry fruit. This will need more time than some - but its all here for the future. Classical, pure and long. 57% new barrels, 43% in second-fill barrels.L&S (Apr 2024)

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2023 LA MITOTE Côtes de Castillon

2023 LA MITOTE Côtes de Castillon

A 1.67 hectare plot of pure Merlot on the limestone plateau - average vine age of 55 years. Picked by hand on the 4th of October after a severe selection to drop any unsatisfactory grapes. TheA 1.67 hectare plot of pure Merlot on the limestone plateau - average vine age of 55 years. Picked by hand on the 4th of October after a severe selection to drop any unsatisfactory grapes. The destemmed grapes are fermented in wooden vats with temperature control (max 23C), and the malolactic fermentation and élevage take place in 500 litre barrels, of which 31% are new. 6000 bottles will be produced.Winemaker's notes (May 2024)

75cl bottles, case of 6

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2023 CHÂTEAU LA MAURIANE Puisseguin Saint Emilion
75cl bottles, case of 6

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