Fortaleza Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
2528 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, Blended batches, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

179
Agave (cooked)
133
Vanilla
128
Oak
123
Caramel
65
Butterscotch
38
Pepper (black)
36
Butter
31
Cinnamon
30
Citrus
25
Honey
25
Earth
21
Fruity

Flavors Detected

205
Agave (cooked)
141
Oak
138
Vanilla
120
Caramel
80
Pepper (black)
65
Butter
63
Butterscotch
50
Cinnamon
40
Citrus
37
Earth
27
Honey
27
Fruity

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 63 | Delicious barrel notes goodness on the nose, maybe caramel and oak? Those notes follow through on the palate and finish. Lot 63a is a great bottle and a baseline for Añejo.

Tequila Badass
477 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 63 | Tasted blind

Tequila Badass
477 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 43 | The infamous Lot 43! A friend shared a glass with me and I finally got to try a holy grail tequila. What can I say about this supposedly XA-blended Añejo other than it was delicious aged Fortaleza.

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 55 | Incredible. Such a dessert sipper. Beautiful barrel notes on the nose and the palate is a treat. From beginning to finish this is a treat through and through.

Tequila Badass
431 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Lot 63 | This lot 63 is one of the better añejo s from Fortaleza since lot 48.

Tequila Boss
517 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 62 | Fortaleza Añejo lote 62 had this at Mi Tierra in Monroe 10/22/22 nose: right off the top green apples, agave, cinnamon palate: agave caramel cinnamon finish is warm and sweet excellent lote!!!

Tequila Boss
517 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 43 | aug 15, 2023 Fortaleza anejo lote 66A Barrel notes with sweet agave Really liking this __________________ 8/2023 lote 43A adjusted my rating because this is my highest rated anejo. i had it at 92. bumped it up... Fortaleza does not disappoint. I have had several lotes of this over the last 10 or so years but didn't know to keep track. Nose: Sweet agave maple banana a little oak some butterscotch vanilla barrel spice Palate: agave oak vanilla a little pepper/heat in a good way Finish: medium/long, warms the throat Nice legs, very well-balanced as we expect from a Fortaleza product. Updated Dec 2, 2022 tried lote 63A a few times. really liking it but my tasting notes are lost so i need to wait til i revisit. Again tasted Oct 18, 2022 Fortaleza Añejo Lote 43A Nose: agave little oak vanilla barrel spice banana/bubblegum little cinnamon on bottom nose. John says mint. I didn't get mint; he didn't get cinnamon. Palate: agave heat vanilla little bourbon Finish: really nice finish, a little agave, a little heat and it stays with u for a bit Overall, Fortaleza Añejo has been (since 2013) and continues to be one of my top 3, maybe #1 añejos ever. Fortaleza does not disappoint. Ever. Never. This anejo is so well-balanced. It sets th bar for every tequila

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 59 | Wow! This is worth the price. A total dessert sipper. Creamy with lots of layers. Very amazing tequila that retains the agave on the nose and palate

Tequila Badass
416 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Lot 59 | Very light. Nice silky mouthfeel. Taste of agave, caramel, black pepper, licorice, slight vegetalness

Tequila Ninja
129 ratings
  • 91 Rating

On the nose, aromas of dried fig, mixed with agave, Ceylon cinnamon, and brown sugar. The flavor further melds the cinnamon and agave, with notes of dried apricot as well. The finish brings out greater depth from all the flavors, while being dangerously easy to drink.

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Chocolate & Oaky!! Delicious. Subtle oaky finish.

Tequila Wizard
976 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 60 | Nose: A touch of cider and spice. Vanilla, fruity agave and toasty hints of oak barreling. Subdued minerals and earth. A rich, round fruity profile. Flavor: A cohesive/harmonious first impression. Fruit, spice, mild pepper heat and mellow oak wrapped in a buttery package. It blooms as it sits on the palate.

Tequila Wizard
976 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 52 | Nose: Light oak sawdust aroma and warm barrel spices. Maple, coffee and vanilla. Citron and lemon blossom. Flavors: Orange liqueur, caramel, dark chocolate and punchy pepper. Vanilla and fruit flavors develop as it breathes a bit.

Tequila Ninja
175 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 42 | Lote: 42-A What an amazing mistake! Dried prunes, vanilla, oak, and agave. What a treat. Oily, thick, and syrupy mouthfeel. This is a very special bottle that really opens my mind to the idea of barrel blending. More research is required … twist my arm

Tequila Savant
280 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 52 | Lote 52 - this is one of my favorite Añejos! Aroma - oak, cinnamon, agave, slight vanilla and caramel, with a touch of butterscotch. Flavor - oak, toasted almond, vanilla, hints of cinnamon. Finish - toffee buttery finish that has very little burn. More of a warmth in the lower chest. Easy to drink. Just fantastic to sip on!

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 50 | Expected more wood/oak but pleasantly surprised that it was not overpowering with wood but really, really balanced with the agave and other aromas. About as perfect as an anejo should smell. Taste was lighter than anticipated but same as aroma but bigger payoff and complexity. The balance of wood and purity of agave and vegetal is such a treat it makes you want to giggle because it's what you thought an anejo should always have been. Clean, not over oily but strength of discernable craft. Finish as perfect as it gets. Glad I finally got to spoil myself because I deserve it!

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Lot 43 | Super lucky to have gotten my hands on some lot 43. Amazing nose, tons of caramel, cinnamon and baking spice but still a nice pop of agave. Flavor still carries a lot more agave than I expected. Peppery, and mellowed nicely from the barrel. Very complex and an absolute gem of a tequila.

Tequila Wizard
976 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 51 | Nose: Initial blast of warm barrel spices. Followed up with a woodsy forest aroma, hot cider with a stick of cinnamon, vanilla, juicy fruit, oranges and grilling pineapple. Flavors: Oily and has tons of fruit (perhaps dark cherries), dried fruit and candied fruit. It brings a spicy and peppery tingle to the tongue and esophagus. Very different from other Fortaleza añejos of recent memory. This has a dessert like quality to it. Almost tastes like some French oak was blended in. Or some XA.

Tequila Honey Badger
1361 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 47 | Love this as I do all releases. This seems to have more actual barrel than some Añejo releases with some slight bitterness from the re charred barrels. Nicely aromatic with agave, oak, caramel along with a nicely rounded feel in the mouth. Some slight spike in alcohol mid palate that turns to roast agave sweetness, a great tongue tingling finish that fades to that slight bitter remnant.

Tequila Boss
538 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 42 | This is the special anejo, mixed with extra anejo, and it has a great balance considering. It's got a great nose, picking up all kinds of barrel notes from the extended aging. Absolutely delicious notes coming through, with butterscotch, smoke, vanilla, caramel, fruit, honey and butter. Delicious!!

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 48 | Nice caramel notes on the nose. Darker color than other lotes. Heavier on the oak which is prominent and a subtle cooked agave flavor.

Tequila Wizard
976 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 49 | Nose: Subtly intertwining spices of allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Citrus, pepper, vanilla and white chocolate. Tropical fruit, slightly under ripe pineapple, and smells similar to green lumber that is drying. Flavor: Initial pop of finely ground white pepper and baking spice. Sweet citrus, fruit, vanilla, and nutty salted caramel. Trace earthiness, cedar aromas and salinity. A touch of leather. Finish: Bigger, bolder and more memorable finish than some recent lotes, IMHO.

Tequila Badass
438 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 47 | Hand crafted artesanal Anejo doesn’t get much better than this ... this is the bench mark. Good heat but tremendously balance with an incredible finish. All time favorite.

Tequila Savant
200 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 42 | Aroma has

Tequila Ninja
142 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 42 | At nose, aroma is pretty fruity. tropical fruits come to record, such as banana. Light spices too, as cinnamon. Cooked agave aroma floats beneathz as well as some butterish notes. This is not the typical añejo profile in which you get lots of dark spice, wood and vanilla. At taste it is more complex. I get the wood right away the first sip, pepper explodes in my tongue's tip. afterwards, nice cooked away come to record. Bold character in the aftertaste, featuring ripe fruit tastes while coming to an end. This is a well balances añejo that still respects agave flavour, but marries the aging wood taste pretty well, coming to a well executed balancing act.

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