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Frankie Medina
Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings

Frankie Medina
Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings

Lot 28: Agave forward, honey, melon, candied walnuts, plums, white chocolate, white pepper, green apples, pretty summery and well balanced.

Frankie Medina
Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings

The lot 105 is tastiest and most complex Fortaleza blanco in a while. More cooked agave punch than at least the last 25-30 lots. Grassy, mint, melon, Bazooka Joe, citrus, plenty going on here and a bit "chewy" to boot. Pleasant stuff indeed!

Frankie Medina
Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
884 ratings

Nose: A touch of cider and spice. Vanilla, fruity agave and toasty hints of oak barreling. Subdued minerals and earth. A rich, round fruity profile. Flavor: A cohesive/harmonious first impression. Fruit, spice, mild pepper heat and mellow oak wrapped in a buttery package. It blooms as it sits on the palate.

Joe Farrier
Tequila Ninja
131 ratings

Evan Petrie
Tequila Maniac
33 ratings

Andrés Morán
Tequila Aficionado
50 ratings

Dom Diaz
Tequila Ninja
193 ratings

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LA Times
Aug 17, 2021

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Mar 24, 2021

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Oct 04, 2020

'Sippin' With Lou' - Fortaleza Lot 100 Blanco

Lou, with friends Warren and Greg, give their opinion of Fortaleza's Lot 100 Blanco. (Video review.)

Sep 05, 2020

A Disruptive Transparency Initiative Is Shining Light on Tequila Additives

One hundred percent. The term seems straight forward enough. You see it listed on labels constantly. But in the case of 100 percent blue agave tequila, you shouldn’t be so sure.

Business Wire
Jul 14, 2020

New Additive-Free Verification Program Helps Consumers Make Educated Purchase Decisions

The team behind the Tequila Matchmaker have launched a “Verified Additive Free” program for tequila brands and distilleries. This is the first known independent, additive-free verification in the spirits world.

Business Insider
May 06, 2020

The 10 best tequila brands you need to try, according to 6 experts

Instead of sampling tequila in its birthplace, I reached out to six of the top tequila experts in Mexico to unearth their favorites.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Apr 21, 2020

'You Can't Take It With You' - Fortaleza Añejo- Lot 42A

Lou talks all about this special batch of Fortaleza Añejo in this video.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Jan 02, 2020

Long Island Lou Tequila - Fortaleza Winter Blend - Sweet Deliciousness

Lou Agave does a video review of the special release from Fortaleza, the 2019 Reposado "Winter Blend"