Football tycoon Sir Alex Ferguson’s wine collection has raised £2.2m in an auction organised by Christie’s in Hong Kong.
The collection, which included vintages dating from 1986, when he was appointed at Old Trafford, to 2011 and reached a sale total of £2,269,065.
Christie’s said that 229 out of 257 lots were sold, but could not confirm how many bottles were sold in total.
They could confirm that the top lot was bought by a private Asian buyer, and realised £94,815. It was a Methuselah of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Vintage 1997, which is the equivalent of eight bottles. It came complete with a card, which was signed, “Best Wishes Alex Ferguson”.
There will be more sales in June, in London and online, and it is estimated that total sales could exceed £3m. We’ll be keeping an eye on the progress at Bring a Bottle, and will keep you updated with more news.