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Sir Alex’s wine collection sells for £2.2m

By Amber Rolt on 26/05/14 11:00 AM

Sir Alex claps all the way to the bank
Sir Alex claps all the way to the bank

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.