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Fortaleza

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

Recent Ratings

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Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
968 ratings

Nose: An equally fresh impression of minerals and cooked agave aromas, laced with medium sweet citrus and spice. Floral notes. Taste: Honeyed sweetness and nuanced baking spice carrying some heat and punch. Light colored orchard fruit, full mouth salinity and oils. A touch of bitters mid palate. Spices dawdle in the finish, adding trace mintiness in the last moments.

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
895 ratings

Mike Eddins
Tequila Phenom
354 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
968 ratings

Nose: Greets with an agave sweetness reminding me of brown sugar on buttered toast. Minerals, green herbs and mint. Next offering up warm spice notes and a whiff of freshly clipped grass. Flavors: A tummy warming cinnamon pepper Firestick entrance. Medium oils, salinity and faint flesh of mandarin. The brown sugar agave impression persists. Can’t find some of my “go to” signature markers for a Fortaleza blanco - nonetheless a delightful sip.

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
895 ratings

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
895 ratings

Tasted at Fortaleza

Don Heiser
Tequila Wizard
895 ratings

Tasted at Fortaleza

Lou Agave (Long Island Lou Tequila)
Tequila Boss
500 ratings

chuck u farley
Tequila Ninja
195 ratings

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Liquor.com
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