Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
495 Ratings See All
$39.96
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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave Region : - ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Natural spring water, 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

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

129
Agave (cooked)
59
Pepper (black)
53
Earth
43
Citrus
34
Olive
34
Vegetal
27
Butter
23
Minerals
21
Vanilla
19
Agave (raw)
19
Grass
17
White Pepper

Flavors Detected

114
Agave (cooked)
64
Pepper (black)
41
Earth
38
Citrus
33
Olive
31
Vegetal
24
Alcohol
23
Minerals
22
Butter
20
Vanilla
16
Brine/Salt
15
Grass

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
102 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 Fanatic
8 ratings
  • 59 Rating

Tastes like fermented pickle juice. Smells like it too. Finish is ok. Not a tequila for me. Very earthy.

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Citrus, slight acidity

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 61 Rating

Can’t put finger on aroma kinda buttery slight olive or pickle juice ish sour Flavor pickle juice Smooth Acidic earthy

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Olives and butter

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Bright citrus nose Black pepper/butterscotch middle

Tequila Lover
6 ratings
  • 73 Rating

Chemical smell Sweet

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 56 Rating

Marzipan, dough, vanilla, plastic. Sickly sweet finish.

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Mushroom, funky

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Hair Salon smell on nose, not like a perm but chemical based with a little citrus rind. Surprisingly deep and complex on palette compared to nose. Grassy with raw agave and citrus.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 98 Rating

Tequila Fortaleza (Los Abuelos in Mexico) is widely considered to be one of the great brands available out there. Distilled by a 5th generation Sauza, this tequila is still made the old style way with a Tahona and old school methods. The bottles are hand blown and the real cork piña stopper symbolizes this brand. Aroma: Cooked agave, touch of earthyness, black pepper, olive and butter. Really pleasant. Initial Taste: Superb creamy agave entry. Body: Wonderful amounts of agave and the pepper spice that goes along with it. The sweetness from the agave and the fruit is still there as well. Complex...while still being light and pleasant with no burn or bitterness. Finish: Ultra smooth. A hint of pepper and fruit remain while a nice agave flavor lingers. nicely for a medium duration. This is just a superb tequila from top to bottom. From the bottle, to how it was crafted to every aspect of the flavor in your mouth this is a winner. The fact that it can pretty easily be found for under $50 makes this probably my favorite blanco. Go out and get bottle. I'm pretty darn sure that you won't regret

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 95 Rating

This is one of my favorite blancos, it has so much flavor! Roasted agave is very apparent on the nose, followed by a butteriness laden with olives and citrus. Underneath the bright citrus lies a deeper, earthier vegetal aroma that carries a whiff of spice from white pepper, then fades to raw agave and a dash of mint. The taste is wonderfully spicy and sweet, with blasts of roasted agave intertwined with hits of black and white pepper. There is also a rich, creamy vanilla flavor that lies atop a foundation of the earthy vegetables from the nose. This finished up with a splash of citrus and brine, a very crisp and refreshing tequila.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 69 Rating

Not my favorite. Very heavy oily olive flavor. Slight burn.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 93 Rating

sweet and bright, long legs

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 74 Rating

body light flavor

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 82 Rating

interesting with enough agave focus.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 70 Rating

candied citrus, hot palette, black pepper, not complex

Tequila Freak
14 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Olives

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 50 Rating

blue cheese

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Citrus, olive brine

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 69 Rating

Had this tequila finally, and it was not what I expected. The aroma is of cooked agave and slight oak and earthy. This tequila can not get away from the overall taste of olive juice to me. Briney almost like a pickle juice. Would perhaps recommend but I don’t think it is my favorite flavor profile.

Tequila Aficionado
56 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 Lover
11 ratings
  • 69 Rating

Thin texture, lacking agave flavor and sweetness.

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Agave, earth, brine on the nose. Clean mouthfeel, agave sweetness, light pepper, lemon rind. Warm smooth finish with notes of citrus, mint, and agave. Soft and full and very tasty!

Tequila Freak
15 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Mellow grassy smell Pretty funky . Reminds me of a racilla. Easy to drink .

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Fortaleza Blanco

TasteTequila.com
Apr 20, 2017

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Jul 24, 2013

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The Tequila Tourist
Oct 06, 2012

Review #200 - Fortaleza Tequila Blanco

This is just a superb tequila from top to bottom. From the bottle, to how it was crafted to every aspect of the flavor in your mouth this is a winner.

Alcademics.com
Sep 06, 2012

La Fortaleza Distillery Visit

Yesterday I visited the La Fortaleza distillery. This tiny distillery makes 100% tahona tequila, in the heart of the city of Tequila in the Lowlands.