Fortaleza Reposado

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
3531 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 : American White Oak barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Carbon filtration, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

251
Agave (cooked)
172
Vanilla
130
Oak
129
Caramel
98
Pepper (black)
72
Citrus
70
Butter
54
Butterscotch
54
Cinnamon
49
Earth
45
Alcohol
37
Flowers

Flavors Detected

273
Agave (cooked)
186
Vanilla
163
Oak
149
Pepper (black)
131
Caramel
72
Butter
71
Citrus
67
Cinnamon
52
Alcohol
51
Butterscotch
51
Earth
45
Minerals

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
253 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 100 | Very easy to drink. Delicious barrel notes along with the agave. I like it much better than the previous lote.

Tequila Wizard
841 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Lot 53 | Lot 53 R - tutti frutti (bubble gum in a very harmonious and great way) & cooked agave

Tequila Wizard
841 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Lot 112 | Blind tasted: Fruity, subtle spice, mineral, earthy, barrel spice, cooked agave, caramelized fruits

Tequila Ninja
175 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Lot 104 | 104-R, Yikes! It tastes like wood chips. Bitter herbal finish. Hot. Not the repo I’m used to from Los Abuelos. This felt rushed & not stabilized or cohesive. Sharp oak, fast mid palate and a rough finish. Will gladly buy another Lote and try again as I love Los Abuelos. Hold the line and don’t sacrifice quality for quantity y’all! Salud

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 107 | Nose: Lightly oaked allowing citrus, cinnamon and agave to be highlighted. Flavor: Citrus, honey and pepper and spice warmly fill the palate. A hint of buttery vanilla hard candy.

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 86 | 10/20/22 Fortaleza repo lote 86R 8/23 @ mi tierra Repo lote 115R is awesome I've sipped from many bottles of Fortaleza over the years, mostly añejos and blancos but also some repos. I didn't rate them back then. wish I had known 10 years ago to look at lote numbers. oh well... notes: fruit minerality Iight wood citrus agave pepper. easy sipper. A little heat on end, barrel spices fruit brown sugar on finish. Fortaleza never disappoints

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 107 | The classic cinnamon of fortaleza reposado takes the backseat and somehow there’s more barrel influence - classic vanilla and some cardamom but light. Amazing repo.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 100 | Nose: Oak, cinnamon dark citrus aromas, and a touch of vanilla. Light cellar note and minerals. A dusting of white pepper. Slight floral underpinning. Flavor: Vanilla and leather. A warming pepper blast and accompanying cinnamon “pop” that I had not anticipated from the nosing.

Tequila Ninja
138 ratings
  • 89 Rating

On the nose, immediately I get vanilla, floral notes, honey and cooked agave, in no particular order. Definitely some butterscotch. Some barrel spice. On the palate, definitely honey and butterscotch, and white pepper. I get minerality and that cooked agave is strong but definitely more settled in within the medley of flavors. Some fruitiness, and that briny note from the blanco is subdued. Definitely a little bit of whiskey, but subtle. Overall, A great tequila for Review #50 in Tequila MatchMaker. This is, by far, top 5 reposados for me. It’s a tossup whether I’d reach for this or Terralta. Fantastic tequila, highly recommend. Don’t let the Winter Blend craze turn you off, Fortaleza makes fantastic stuff.

Tequila Badass
429 ratings
  • 90 Rating

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

Tequila Honey Badger
1353 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 86 | Tasted at Scott's on 05/06/2021

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Aroma: Sweet agave, with notes of vanilla, bright and clean. Flavor: Smooth, silky texture, cooked agave taste with hints of vanilla, grass, and pepper. Finish: Ultra smooth, the cooked agave shines through on the finish. Overall: I was looking forward to trying this one, I understand now why this tequila gets so much praise.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 87 | Nose: Fruity introduction: Pineapple/citrus/green apple. A touch of oak. Underlying spices and vanilla trying to emerge. Earthy minerals. Flavors: Oily mouth feel. Buttery and rich butterscotch, with a bit of salinity. The fruit elements from the nosing, carry over into the tasting. Robust pepper heat holds your attention. This is a slight departure in profile from what I normally associate with Fortaleza Repos: More fruity and playful.

Tequila Badass
416 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Lot 73 | Lots of pepper on the aeronautics and taste. Light smell of agave, pepper, vanilla, and oak. Then taste of oak up front, pepper with a medium to long finish. Not bad

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Actually like this better than the AJ although once wood hits this stuff, it's night and day from it's Blanco. This is still a little too woody/anejo leaning for me because it loses too much for a Repo. Fortaleza Blanco and Still strength are the standards and the repo should represent the blanco better and less wood. It should tsst like 90% Blanco with 20% AJ blended. In fact, I do this myself to "purify" it more. But make no mistake, regardless, all Fortaleza varieties are the standard by which all others should be measured.

Tequila Savant
253 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 84 | agave shines through on this repo. On the high side for price but Fortaleza is one the top distillers out there

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 85 | Nose: Pineapple, oranges, honey and butterscotch. Melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon glaze. Subtle vanilla. And a ripe light colored fruit that is nearing an over ripe state. Flavor: Big fruit and agave footprint. Big flavors in general. Significant pepper heat marries harmoniously with velvety and buttery mouth feel. Cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom contribute another layer. Butterscotch/Graham cracker pie crust/and a dash of quality vanilla...

Tequila Guru
80 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 73 | In the glass it’s a clean clear light straw color with nice tears immediately after swirl. On the nose I’ve got cooked agave, earth, vegetal, brine, marsh. The palate is, again, clean cooked agave at the forefront with allspice, clove, earth, brine, and a hint of oak. Long finish with a bit of an abbreviated ethanol warmth at the end. Classic valley tequila and always on my shelf!

Tequila Honey Badger
1353 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 80 | My first .375, after 2 pours the bottle is 1/3 gone lol. This is a nicely rich release with caramelized roast agave, barrel spice of oak, caramel, and vanilla, this is tequila creme brulée in the mouth. Glad I have several more of this lote.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 81 | Nose: Lively barrel spice entrance, embracing a crisp oak note and mellow butterscotch. Clean orange and citrus rind. Some flintiness to the aromas. Flavor: Caramel, spice, pepper and brininess. Kicky and creamy on the tongue. Trace vanilla and citrus with a blooming heat factor.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 77 | Nose: Spicy citrus and grilled pineapple. A pleasing sour aroma tagging along. A dark berry or cherry aroma, vanilla and sweet barrel notes. Flavor: Vibrant pepper and barrel spices. Flavor is congruent to aromas: dark ripe fruit notes, rich round vanilla, punchy cinnamon and a citrus twang. A hint of hazelnuts as it winds down. A slightly different flavor profile in this Fortaleza repo.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Lot 74 | Lote 74R. Try number 2... Nose: Cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla tinged oak. Some clay and musty straw aromas. Hints of cedar and fruity agave. Flavors: Robust spices, a kick in the butt dose of white pepper, and oak. A fleeting cherry note, maybe some butterscotch, nutmeg and slow baked camote. It has some brininess to it, and an herbal note. Finishes strong, with an addition of anise. While there is much to recommend in this lote, to me, it has a slightly off musty note in the nosing and tasting.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Lot 71 | A fine representation of recent Fortaleza Reposados.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 79 Rating

Lot 72 | Lote 74, not 72 Nose: The overall aroma profile on lote 74 is a departure from most Fortaleza repos in my experience. It opens with spiced pear, a hint of oak, dried powdered ginger, cloves and cinnamon. There is a flowery, perfume like bouquet mingling with the scent of lemon zest. There is just the tiniest hint of lactic and clay notes. Flavors: The palate is atypical as well. It begins with barrel spice and white pepper. It is slightly “perfumey” to the taste. Not a lot of weight in the mouth, but leaves an impression of flowery honey. Finishes with some bitterness, and to me, some confusion. Maybe it is just my palate tonight...

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 72 | Light but on point for a Reposado, everything from this distillery is authentic and incredibly made

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