Fortaleza Blanco (Still Strength)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
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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, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 46% abv (92-proof)
Other : No additives, Distilled at or near proof, Natural cork

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

78
Agave (cooked)
27
Alcohol
25
Olive
23
Pepper (black)
21
Earth
17
Brine/Salt
16
Citrus
12
Vegetal
11
Vanilla
10
Grass
10
Minerals
9
Butter

Flavors Detected

88
Agave (cooked)
30
Olive
28
Earth
26
Pepper (black)
22
Alcohol
22
Butter
21
Citrus
15
Brine/Salt
11
Vegetal
10
Fruity
10
Honey
10
Grass

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Badass
439 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 13-5 . Aroma: Fruity, olives, earth, agave, alcohol, nutty butter, brine/salt, black pepper, vegetal. Palate is full of sweet agave, honey, caramel-sugar, marzipan, olives, alcohol, black pepper, fruity. Finish is sweet agave, marzipan, earth and salty caramel .

Tequila Ninja
131 ratings
  • 90 Rating

This is what it’s all about. Pure agave juice !

Tequila Badass
334 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nice aroma of agave, mint and a slight floral note. Big burst of cinnamon as immediate flavor evolving to fruit and almond. Good complexity in the flavor. Medium length finish. The 46% ABV definitely adds some punch and nuance to this blanco. There is a little fire in the initial flavor but it settles out nicely. This probably becomes one of my first-choice blanco (along with 7L, Suerte, and Uno [1]). 03-24-2018

Tequila Ninja
125 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Excellent agave forward nose. The heat is obviously present, but not overpowering. Cooked agave through the finish. An excellent example of traditional, straight from the still blanco. As enjoyable as it gets.

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lots of cooked Agave on the nose. Reminds me of standing near the tahona at the distillery. Great taste with long finish at the back of the throat.

Tequila Honey Badger
1009 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 1

Tequila Honey Badger
1086 ratings
  • 92 Rating

More of everything you like or love about Fortaleza blanco. Caramelized agave in abundance on the nose and in the mouth with some added punch to the tongue and palate from the higher ABV. A bit of buzz to the mid tongue with lingering natural sweetness fades slowly. Stock up.

Tequila Wizard
856 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Almost like you're getting Fortaleza Blanco direct from the still... actually, you are. This is a great blanco in its purest form. Fruity, earthy, green olive, and agave. Great long pleasant finish. Super oily and thick in the mouth. This is the real deal, folks.

Tequila Freak
23 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Taste of agave,alcohol,green and fresh like the outdoors on a spring day.Wonderful juice.

Tequila Connoisseur
29 ratings
  • 100 Rating

The tequila has mineral and earth aroma . There are hints of pepper, fruits, chocolate. If you love the agave flavor in the Fortaleza blanco, this packs more of a punch in a good way. The mouth feel is nice and thick and lingers. As I finish my first pour, it left me begging for more. After, two pours I really appreciate the tequila more and more. I hope more distilleries will take a page out of here and do more still strength or barrel proof tequila.

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
  • 96 Rating

This is the CRAFT of still strength perfect cuts... An amazing Blanco!

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Vanilla

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 72 Rating

Love Fortaleza Repo to sip, the blanco still strength is awful to sip, but does make a decent marg

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Tons of funk. Loads of sweet agave.

Tequila Warrior
39 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Yowza! The aroma, the flavor, the finish...The next level and the pinnacle of all Blanco!

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Perfect sipper. Lovely soft earth and floral tones with some light citrus.

Tequila Warrior
47 ratings
  • 92 Rating

You need to try this tequila. Please don’t chill it or mix with anything else. Just drink neat. One of my top 5. I actually like the still strength slightly better that the blanco. Agave oh yeah.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Blanco as it should be. (Mostly) traditional methods mean this is more about what gets left in the juice than what is filtered out.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 99 Rating

Cava la Fortaleza!

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I don’t think you can ask for more this is an amazing product full of flavors sweet notes,the agave it’s so present just crazy god

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 93 Rating

A dream came true when Don Guillermo himself all of a sudden showed up while we had an almost private tour at his premises and ended up spending more than two hours with us tasting tequilas in his cave. This still strength blanco always brings me back to this moment. As if you were standing next to the brick oven surrounded by steam of cooking agave. Killer, period.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 96 Rating

This might be my absolute favorite tequila.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Amazing tequila. Mainly cooked agave and olive with some citrus on the nose. Taste is more of those same notes with some floral characteristics and a little sweetness and vanilla as well. Crisp and clean finish with a little alcohol but incredibly smooth for the proof. Easily the best I have had and the template for what a blanco should be like in my humble opinion. A fantastic offering from the hands down best producer!!!

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Less spice and herbal notes, so for me a bit easier on the the palate than other high proof blancos. More cooked agave and earth — and warmth — which comes through more clearly compared to the clean vegetal notes of 40 abv Forta. Incomparable!

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Cooked agave - olive - butter

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