Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
422 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

110
Agave (cooked)
48
Pepper (black)
46
Earth
34
Citrus
31
Vegetal
22
Olive
21
Minerals
20
Butter
17
Vanilla
16
Agave (raw)
16
Grass
15
Mint

Flavors Detected

96
Agave (cooked)
52
Pepper (black)
35
Earth
29
Citrus
29
Vegetal
23
Alcohol
21
Olive
21
Minerals
16
Vanilla
15
Butter
12
Grass
11
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Freak
28 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 .

Tequila Lover
5 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Black pepper Cereal grains Cucumber Palate Black pepper Cocao

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Great taste and mouth feel.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 82 Rating

very agave forward flavor

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 96 Rating

By far my favorite blanco.. not much comes close

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 92 Rating

nose: olive, brine, taste: saline! olive, bell pepper. savory! finish: mouth watering salinity, black pepper great for food!!

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Smells like pepper/rubbing alcohol, tastes like sweet black licorice

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Blue cheese funkiness on the nose Jalapeño smell-not spice on the nose Anise and baking spice on the palate. Short finish. It’s definitely interesting because o get slight pineapple bubble gum fruitiness on the back end

Tequila Lover
5 ratings
  • 91 Rating

A: blue cheese (nacho cheese),funky, olive brine T: olive brine, smooth F: oily, lemon Umami DIRTY MARTINI!

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Tropical overripe fruits Honey on the palate

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 78 Rating

peppered sweetness hard finish

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Aromas of green fruit...apples, pears. Bit of mushroom Fatty sweetness. Clean but a bit buttery... Smooth but short finish. Touch of saline

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 99 Rating

Amazing distillery!! Amazing story!! Amazing Tequila!!!

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 86 Rating

San Diego with Monkey

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 94 Rating

this tequila has an amazing taste that brings me back to my days as a child what we had rooms full of Mexican charro ropes I took a drink. I pause for a minute and try to remember where I knew that flavor from it was from the agave ropes we used

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Strong agave taste, velvety and vegetal, with a slight burn at the end

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 92 Rating

This is an excellent blanco. It’s easy to see why it’s so highly rated. Smooth and easy to drink neat with minimal ethanol on the nose due to strong agave aroma. Somewhat vegetal/ savory rather than sweet but also complex and flavorful. A little pricy for a Blanco but still a very good value for the quality of the product.

Tequila Ninja
183 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Aroma- Vanilla, cream soda, liquorish, minerals, wet grass, vegetal, agave, earth, citrus. Flavor - Black pepper, vanilla, liquor, earth, fruit, citric, alcohol, vegetal, minerals, white pepper. Finish- lingers with no burn, butterscotch and cream soda with vanilla, vegetal and minerals, white pepper and earth tone. Long legs on glass with semi silky mouth full, and long after taste of agave and earth.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 92 Rating

A personal favourite, love the finish, syrupy in the glass, pure agave taste.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Solid tequila

Tequila Aficionado
55 ratings
  • 88 Rating

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

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Wow! The nose has an incredible agave aroma! Truly superb. Agave blanco classic flavor. Agave forward with pepper and fruit aftertones. A lingering and long finish truly superb. I would recommend this bottle to tequila novices to tequila experts.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Fortaleza Blanco

TasteTequila.com
Apr 20, 2017

Fortaleza Blanco – “Lots to Love”

Fortaleza Blanco is one of those tequilas that we will never run out of because we are constantly stockpiling it. And the reason for that is simple—it’s delicious and authentic. With butter, citrus and olive aromas, and a rich mouthfeel, what’s not to lov

CNN.com Blogs
Jul 24, 2013

Tequilas worth a shot (or sip)

When it comes to tequila, the basic choice is simple: 100% agave, or not 100% agave. Of course, this is like saying that when it comes to music, there’s Mozart or there’s a guy named Steve-O playing the kazoo version of Eine kleine Nachtmusik alone in a b

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.