March 19th, 2007
Give a wine a silly name, then drink.
There seems to be many wines of late with whimsical names; Fat Bastard, Roaming Goats, Kangaroo Parts, Jackaroo, and more. While these names are a bit silly I do think it’s a great way to take away much of the mystery and pompousness surrounding wine.
This was one of the wines we rated during a blind tasting during the first Friday of March 2007. We came to the consensus that this wine was just ok. Nothing about it is very memorable, if it’s a good deal in your area then pick it up, otherwise I’d pass on it.
A spicy nose, very subtle. Medium-smooth mouth feel, lite and easy. Perhaps a subtle oak, but nothing bold you would expect in a Cabernet. The finish is dry, a slight metallic hint, but overall flat finish hiding much of the berry. This wine is good, but leaves you wanting something a bit more complex.
Alcohol by Volume: 13%
Purchase Location: March Supermarket, Indianapolis IN
Producer URI: N/A (bottle says funkyllama.com, but that website hasn’t existed since 2001)
CorkReview.com Quick and Dirty:
Funny name, ok wine
Have you tried Funky Llama 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon? Let us know what you think