Fortaleza Reposado

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
833 Ratings See All
$49.98
United States of America Flag
USD
Retail Partner Old Town Tequila

Available in the App


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, Charcoal filtration, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

136
Agave (cooked)
91
Vanilla
81
Caramel
73
Oak
55
Pepper (black)
47
Butter
46
Citrus
35
Butterscotch
32
Cinnamon
28
Alcohol
23
Honey
22
Earth

Flavors Detected

130
Agave (cooked)
85
Vanilla
71
Oak
62
Caramel
62
Pepper (black)
40
Citrus
39
Butter
30
Cinnamon
25
Butterscotch
25
Olive
25
Alcohol
22
Earth

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The 6 month reposado is simply one of the best reposados on the market period. I love it!!

Tequila Ninja
131 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Well rounded flavor that lets the agave shine through the oak. Aged a bit longer than I generally like for a repo, so I was pleasantly surprised that it is still agave forward. Seems like Guierllmo has found a sweet spot with his aging. Well done

Tequila Ninja
194 ratings
  • 93 Rating

from a beautiful blanco comes an extraordinary reposado. sweet nose with under currents of agave and vanilla. the slightly aged version comes with more caramel notes than its blanco brother. of the 3, this is the metrosexual: a little tougher, and a little prettier. the sip comes clean, light and sweet. citrus and caramel appear along with tuned oak that gave them life, then disappear into a vanish. Rosa Mexicana, DC tall shot glass $13 tres enchiladas

Tequila Savant
205 ratings
  • 95 Rating

The repo definitely lives up to its name. Almost as good as the Blanco very close.

Tequila Ninja
192 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Like it a lot! Best repo!

Tequila Honey Badger
1009 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Lot 22

Tequila Ninja
101 ratings
  • 70 Rating

Chemical aroma

Tequila Savant
226 ratings
  • 90 Rating

L 17

Tequila Ninja
43 ratings
  • 98 Rating

This has the best "baked" flavor of the brick oven that I've encountered. It just tastes like the smell of the room where they bake the pinas. I'm drinking from Lot 17.

Tequila Badass
467 ratings
  • 93 Rating

This is one of my hands-down favorites! Vanilla, butter, citrus and florals. More please.

Tequila Wizard
856 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Without question, one of the best tequilas ever made. When we run out of this at home we immediately replace it.

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Sooooo much caramel! (Unknown lot, probably 14 or earlier)

Tequila Ninja
146 ratings
  • 96 Rating

It's really hard to imagine any Repo being better than this one! Fantastic!

Tequila Ninja
81 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 9 exhibits buttery notes that have become its signature.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Nose: Orange, light oak, burnt sugar, fresh and cooked agave, slight vanilla. Orange chocolate, oak, agave

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma: Sweet agave, with notes of vanilla, almost smells like the Clase Azul reposado. 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 Fan
4 ratings
  • 85 Rating

A classic. Well made. Well balanced. Clean tasting. Would never turn this down! Just a bit more $$$ than it should be.

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 67 Rating

like a peat. ume sour.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 89 Rating

smooth taste with a nice finish. will recommend and buy again.

Tequila Warrior
39 ratings
  • 95 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 Maniac
33 ratings
  • 95 Rating

The nose is amazing. Strong agave, no alcohol or chemical. Slight oak with understated sweet botanicals. Beautiful color in the glass with well defined, quick legs. The taste is equally impressive with natural, sweet agave flavor accentuated with a touch of light oak.The taste is long, impressive and equal over the tongue.

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Bought my own bottle and I love this tequila. It’s smooth with a woody finish.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Very complex flavor profile. Every sip seemed to bring out another flavor note but nothing overpowering. Well done but not as smooth as it could be.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Taste of toasted oat, tobacco and spice.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
  • 92 Rating

olores muy herbales sobre todo a agave y notas en la boca citricas con cierto dulzor frutal.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

Forbes
Jul 17, 2020

18 Of The Best Tequilas To Try Right Now

Top picks of off-the-radar tequilas that soon-to-be enthusiasts should consider.

TasteTequila.com
Feb 16, 2017

Fortaleza Reposado – “Too Legit to Quit”

Just like a hipster needs a fixie bike, any serious tequila connoisseur needs to have “Forty Repo” on their bar. That’s because this tequila is completely legitimate, made the super old-school way, and delicious to boot. Let’s be honest, this tequila is “

US 103.1
Feb 12, 2015

5 Essential Tequilas for a Well-Stocked Bar

Some people, when talking about essential bottles for a well-stocked bar, leave out tequila (unlike, say, bourbon or scotch). Some people think that the only thing tequila is good for is making margaritas. Some people are wrong.

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.