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Fortaleza

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
977 ratings

Nose: Pre swirl yields some mineral presence; green and vegetal notes gently emerge. Post swirl offers fresh raw corn, earthiness, faint cinnamon and a suggestion of sulfur. Hint of lemon lime soda. Flavor: Pepper zing, cinnamon heat and sweetness. Medium texture with balanced salinity. Pepper heat has staying power, and picks up some bitters as it subsides.

Pepe M
Tequila Wizard
841 ratings

Pepe M
Tequila Wizard
841 ratings

Pepe M
Tequila Wizard
841 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
977 ratings

Nose: Cinnamon, cloves, citrus. Horno fresh sweet agave. Dry earth/soil. A touch of acidity. A passing whiff of Juicy Fruit gum. Flavor: Rich sweet notes. Nutty: salted filberts. Rounded blend of baking spices with a kick of pepper warmth. Rolls nicely over the tongue and palate. The finish brings no surprises, but provides an extended enjoyment of what has preceded.

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
953 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
953 ratings

Steven Albrecht
Tequila Savant
241 ratings

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Liquor.com
Dec 20, 2023

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Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

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