Tlily.......no, unfortunately I was not the lucky Brisbanian! As you probably know, it was sold at the liquor store accross from the Brisbane Inn (one of the dive bars). Apparently the winner was a fairly poor woman who lived just near there in an appartment. That should be a huge step up for her! I'm curious to see what happens with the liquor store. Afterall they get something like $150,000 just for selling the ticket!
-As for the '96 Margaux.......I was surprised to not find it "closed" much at all. It was drinking exceptionally well, and the tannin was nowhere near overbearing. Acidity level was also very enjoyable. This is the second bottle I've had, and both were identical. Awesome wine, but who knows....I'm sure it will only get better. This wine is not "BIG", it is incredibly elegant, and refined. Not like a Latour!