Fortaleza Blanco

Type: Tequila
Nom
1493
666 Ratings See All
$39.96
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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Blended batches, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

173
Agave (cooked)
84
Pepper (black)
68
Earth
64
Citrus
55
Olive
41
Vegetal
36
Minerals
34
Butter
28
Grass
25
Vanilla
22
Brine/Salt
22
Agave (raw)

Flavors Detected

156
Agave (cooked)
95
Pepper (black)
55
Citrus
54
Earth
54
Olive
41
Vegetal
40
Minerals
35
Alcohol
28
Butter
25
Vanilla
24
Grass
22
Brine/Salt

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
140 ratings
  • 90 Rating

BOLD- Slightly different with each lot, but you always know it's Fortaleza. Sometimes it has some parmesan cheese, olive brine, earth, anise, cooked agave, buttery, a nice pepper. It's simply oily and delicious.

Tequila Guru
92 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma : Lots of cooked agave, hints of earth, vegetal, black pepper, olive, and butter. Taste : Cooked agave here as well, with further expansion on the olive and butter. Some earth notes as well. This is full of flavor and oily like tequila should be. Finish : Long lasting, prolongs all of the previous notes with some citrus and olive. Crisp flavor and aroma, and each note is distinctive from one another in the right way. I need to keep this regularly stocked at home.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Clean, crisp, and to the point. Agave forward beauty. Well done Fortaleza

Tequila Ninja
193 ratings
  • 93 Rating

finally, I get a chance to sit and enjoy the 3 brothers of Fortaleza. I've drank a lot of this over the last year, but never had the opportunity to write about this fine tequila. with a clean, beautifully sweet aroma I can smell the freshly cooked agave as if I'm standing on that little cobblestone road right now. the nose is agave, sweet citrus and a tiny bit of pepper. it hints at the beauty to come. I drink it slowly to savor the light as air taste. no burn, no flinching, just pure tradition in a glass. the taste of mexican agave. amazingly, following the agave, citrus and floral notes, there is a hint of butter and honey as the tequila exits your pallet in a quick vanish. uncompromising purity. Rosa Mexicana, DC tall shot glass $13 tres enchiladas

Tequila Ninja
115 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Great nose and smooth flavor profile. Clean finish, an absolute go-to and a favorite blanco.

Tequila Wizard
964 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Lot 3

Tequila Ninja
189 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Like it a lot!

Tequila Badass
424 ratings
  • 96 Rating

My Guess: Gran Centenario or Milagro

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Minty aroma

Tequila Badass
329 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Smokey - mezcal-ish

Tequila Honey Badger
1035 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Very spicy on the nose and the tongue leading to a long finish with a hint of bitterness. Very forward blanco.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Incredible. Too smooth for it's own good. Lots of olive, a bit of bubblegum and very herbal. Long finish that ends with a hint of pepper. Have never had anything like it.

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This is probably the best blanco on the planet. Love it. Huge bursts of olive and butter. Yum.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 91 Rating

a lo que debe saber y sentir un tequila, muy mineral y citrico.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Amazing!

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Creamy and warming

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Weak aroma/coffee/earthy agave/oak Heavy oak taste Mild even viscosity Secondary flavors are mild fruit Subtle hint of floral on finish

Tequila Freak
26 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Honeysuckle, floral, grassy Cinamon earthy light finish

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 83 Rating

One of the better blanco tequilas out there

Tequila Freak
22 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This is one of those special tequilas that make you say “Damn, this is f’ing fabulous” great agave front taste, beautiful mineral after taste.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 65 Rating

Not a sipper but good for drinks.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Minerality Wet moss/dirt Sweet wet air

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 100 Rating

If there is a more expensive Tequila, then this is a bargain. I bought this bottle at the same time that I bought G4, $2 difference. I’m halfway through the G4 and halfway through the 3rd bottle of Fortaleza. I will drink the G4 in between my liquor store runs, on my way to buy more Fortaleza

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This really is my favorite Tequila. Great flavor not too much pepper, plenty of citrus and very smooth finish. I need to grab another bottle.

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