Maker: Funky Llama
Variety: Cabernet Savignon
Packaging: Bottle, artificial cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
When we reviewed the Funky Llama Shiraz, we mentioned the yellow artificial cork that’s so bright it practically glows in the dark. The Funky Llama Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 features the same colorful stopper, complete with llama.
The Funky Llama cab, like the Shiraz, isn’t particularly distinguished. The aroma is faint, mostly of spice and berry. The flavor starts with promise – a sort of plummy roundness. As it progresses, though, the tannins kick in and overwhelm the fruit. The finish, like the Funky Llama Shiraz, has a slight bitterness. Serve this one with grilled beef, and avoid serving it solo.
This brand gets high marks for branding and packaging, but the contents of the bottle don’t match the expectations established by the exterior.