Funky Llama Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Price: $8
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.

2 thoughts on “Funky Llama Cabernet Sauvignon 2004”

  1. I work in a liquor department of a supermarket, and the Funky Llama packaging really stands out from the crowd of other bottles.
    That is good for point of purchass sales.
    I’m sorry to hear that the wine, though drinkable with food, is not as good as it’s package.

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with this review. The packaging really stands out, and I’ve seen people purchasing it many times, yet the taste is far from what I was expecting. I purchased four small bottles in a paper box, which, when put together, equal the usual 750 ml bottle, which I thought was quite interesting. After drinking one of the bottles, I plan on giving the other three away.

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