Part of the impressive wine collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, the most successful manager in British football history, is to be sold by Christie’s across three auctions in coming months. The collection includes fine and rare wines featuring Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Burgundies and many finest First Growth Bordeaux ranging from the 1986 to 2011 vintages, during which time Sir Alex guided Manchester United through the most celebrated chapter in its history, winning two European Cups, 12 Premier League titles, five FA Cup victories, four League Cup victories, the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the Inter-Continental Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup.
Fine & Rare Wines from The Collection of Sir Alex Ferguson CBE will be offered in Hong Kong on May 24 with 257 lots, London on June 5 with 140 lots and at an online-only auction which will run from June 9 to 23 with 85 lots. All buyers in the online-only sale will receive a signed catalogue. Alongside some of the wines in the Hong Kong and London auctions, Christie’s will also be offering select pieces of signed footballing memorabilia. With estimates ranging from £350 to £65,000, the collection is expected to realise in excess of £3 million.
UPDATE: THE Hong Kong auction realized US$3,799,365
FROM THE ONLINE SALE: 12 bottles of Pétrus 1988
estimate: £12,000 – 15,000 Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014.
6 bottles of Romanée-Conti Grand Cru 1999, which are offered with a Manchester United Retro Champions League shirt from 1999 signed “Best wishes Alex Ferguson”
estimate: HK$650,000-850,000/ £50,000-65,000/ €60,000-80,000 Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2014US$142,884