Fortaleza Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
2736 Ratings See All

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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

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

275
Agave (cooked)
127
Pepper (black)
104
Citrus
97
Earth
78
Olive
61
Vegetal
60
Minerals
47
Butter
41
Grass
39
Brine/Salt
38
Vanilla
37
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

299
Agave (cooked)
195
Pepper (black)
104
Citrus
99
Earth
87
Olive
74
Minerals
67
Vegetal
57
Butter
55
Brine/Salt
53
Vanilla
51
Alcohol
39
Cinnamon

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 100 | Thankful to a Reddit friend for letting me try the Lote 100. This is very unique and surprisingly different from the standard blanco I’ve had. The nose is sweet, slightly floral with a little bit of that Fortaleza brine. Baking spices and a little bit of straw. Fruitier than the still strength I’ve been drinking lately. The nose very much translates in the palate, with the fruitiness and cooked agave coming through. It’s a gorgeous sweetness that comes through, with a plethora of beautiful flavors. Very good, but tragic that I have only a few sips left before it’s gone for good.

Tequila Ninja
166 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 123 | Got 123-B as a gift from a friend, and my-oh-my is it outstanding. Simply excellent.

Tequila Ninja
131 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lot 124 | Aroma: I pick up agave right off the bat… more than I usually get from Fortaleza. Green and vegetal. Hints of citrus… lime and lemon. Minerality and wet stone. Taste: this is more agave forward than other lots of had. It smacks you right in the face and I’m here for it. Brine and minerals. I get a hint of licorice that I really like. There’s a baking spice in there too. Almost like brown sugar or cinnamon. Finish: it goes on and on. Nice tingle that last and lasts. Just the right amount of bit. More baking spice and licorice on the finish. A tough of bitterness as it fades. Overall: for a brand that always delivers, this might be on of the best bottles I’ve had. For me it’s more agave forward than I’m used to and the baking spice, licorice favor is amazing. This is really as good as it gets.

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 126 | Nose: Spice, anise, cinnamon, light colored fruitiness. Minerals. Crisp, but with a warm bouquet. Flavor: Fruit and agave sweetness. Semi forceful spice. A touch thin in the mouth. Pepper heat balances out the sweet notes. Finish: Fades medium quickly with a pleasing pepper and salinity pop.

Tequila Guru
89 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 102 | Aromas of a distinctive Fortaleza cooked agave sweetness with hints of lime citrus. On the palate, a cream-like consistency of slightly sweet agave. The finish is slightly vegetal, with a mix of citrus and black pepper.

Tequila Savant
277 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 124 | Classic Fortaleza, slightly better than the precious lotes I had but that is something to be expected from such an artisanal and traditional process. It’s always good.

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 124 | Nose: Floral and fruity. Ripe pineapples and the intoxicating aromas of the agave patio. A hint of Fortaleza’s iconic green olive aroma. . Flavor: Huge fruit, thick wild honey viscosity and perfect pepper punch. Cinnamon and marzipan.

Tequila Wizard
719 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 123 | Nose: salty, nice cooked agave, aroma of being in an orange orchard when it’s in bloom, light citrus, lime, mineral, and cooked sweet apple Flavor: cooked agave, caramelized piloncillo, creamy butterscotch pudding, buttery mouth feel, and ripe fruit Finish: starts with pepper and finishes with lite anise with the agave in the background

Tequila Savant
227 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 105 | 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!

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 123 | Nose: Lots of mineral aromas and orange/lime citrus. Orange blossoms. Caramelizing brown sugar agave richness. Applesauce. More floral notes emerge as it opens up. Flavor: Mouth watering salinity. A butterscotch-like taste and texture. Buttery on the tongue with enough pepper bouncing around to blend into an exciting piquancy. A fading cheesy note. Faint anise. And tons of agave along the way.

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 120 | Nose: Rich caramelized agave, with earthy background notes. Fresh green herbal scents. Smells found in a forest - a bit of pine and eucalyptus. Pleasing spiciness. Flavor: Sweet and peppery entrance. Mellow spices with creamy natural vanilla. Great on the palate with nice balance to the elements. Finish: This hangs around on the back of your palate. Flavors continue to evolve, wrapped in a buttery texture.

Tequila Honey Badger
1253 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 16 | One of several Holy Grail bottles produced over the years from the best single brand distillery in the business.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Lot 100 | Nose- mellower than expected but unique and complex. Floral, musty, and vegetal. Taste- caramelized agave, bell pepper, brine, hay, and a little baking spice. Mouth feel is wonderfully oily. Finish- long powerful peppery heat.

Tequila Wizard
719 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 105 | Nose: fresh ground white pepper, dark brown sugar, cooked agave, and wet rocks Flavor: white pepper, cinnamon, agave, sweetness of ripe fruit and has a buttery mouth feel that has a mild salty background Finish: medium finish that has some sweetness, anise, and herbal essences with some fresh jalapeño

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 109 | Nice roasted agave on the nose. Quite soft and feminine mid palate. The finish starts off smooth and warms up with some black pepper heat. I’m totally digging lote 109!

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 89 | Nose: Atomic agave bomb for sure. Sweetness, and something like pineapple rind come surround the agave notes, and something like brine. Almost makes me think of olives, but not quite. I get a lightly salted citrus note as well. Palate: Rich mouthfeel, heavy but softly rounded agave. That sharp punch Im used to with some altos tequilas is missing, and on the first sip, all I get is the agave bomb. As I’m sipping more, I’m getting citrus, like if an orange peel and a lemon peel had a baby, but that baby was not Meyer lemons. Maybe a slight touch of vanilla, and a little earthiness. Absolutely delicious, complex but subtle and agave forward. Great blanco.

Tequila Honey Badger
1253 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 84 | Lot 84. Nicely viscous and chewy in the mouth this recent release is full of the cheesy, briny, vegetal profile that translates so well as the still strength product. Fun, fun, fun

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 109 | Nose: The rich sweetness of brown sugar beginning to caramelize. A medley of brown spices. Lime peel and celery. Minerals, brine and earthy root cellar aromas. Flavor: Pleasing pepper note. Salinity, vanilla, cloves, anise and cinnamon. Buttery sweetness coats the tongue. This has a killer agave presence, start to finish. Just a squeeze of grapefruit. Finish: Nice sensation and mouth feel as it fades out -a balanced and lengthy adiós.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 100 | A bit more fruity than other lots, with some extra salinity and green olives. Somehow it has an even creamier texture than the normal lots too, most likely because this was distilled to 80 proof without any watering down. This might be my favorite Blanco that isn't high proof.

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 104 | Although the nose is soft, it’s very pleasant. Mid palate is all roasted agave. The finish is a good 20 seconds with a touch of cinnamon heat on the back of my tongue (not throat). Delicious sipper!

Tequila Phenom
329 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 100 | Really like this lote, despite the hype of being #100. Flavor profile slightly different than past lots. Really well balanced, great citrus, cooked agave, spicy. Complete package

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 100 | Lote 100! This is one of my top three Fortaleza Blancos to date! (The other two are 16 & 17). Congratulations if you are able to procure a bottle or two!!

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 100 | I was very excited about this special bottling and it didn’t disappoint. Lovely in the glass. Some familiar brine on the nose but with a bit sharper ethanol than their previous blancos I’ve had. Not unwelcome at all. Mouthfeel is almost a perfect balance for me. The taste is so good...brine, grass, but with a white pepper and minerality that must be a result of the agaves from Arandas. Long finish leads me to wanting my next sip. Fantastic!

Tequila Phenom
352 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 100 | This is a 93 for me. Just amazing, I'm going a little higher on this than other Fortaleza Lots, maybe because of the sweetness coming from the Los Altos agaves. it has some of the presence of the valle agaves, and just enough of that for me here. I love all types of Fortaleza, but this is just top notch

Tequila Wizard
852 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 105 | Nose: Fine ground white pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar and over ripe light tree fruit. A heady dose of cooked agave, touched with citrus. A fleeting hint of bandaid. Not getting my usual olive or cheese notes... Flavors: The volume on the pepper and cinnamon gets turned up a few notches. Velvety and rich natural sweetness in the mouth. A buttery, salty, peppery, toffee, agave meld - that frolics around the entire palate. A dynamic and compelling sensation, in harmonious balance. Finish: A few stragglers show up for the long finish - some mint, thyme and licorice.

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