Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2019

Type: Tequila
Nom
1493
113 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 : French Oak barrels, New barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 46% abv (92-proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

19
Agave (cooked)
13
Pepper (black)
12
Oak
11
Vanilla
11
Caramel
9
Citrus
8
Cinnamon
6
Chocolate
6
Alcohol
4
Cherry
4
Baking Spice
4
Mint

Flavors Detected

18
Agave (cooked)
15
Pepper (black)
14
Oak
10
Vanilla
10
Caramel
7
Chocolate
7
Cinnamon
7
Citrus
6
Alcohol
3
Toffee
3
Minerals
3
Cherry

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
154 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Very sweet because of the the French oak. A lot of spice znd sweetness and a good amount of heat on the back end. If you like a real sweet, spicy and hot tequila....this is perfect for you

Tequila Guru
96 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, mint, citrus, vanilla, caramel, spice, and oak. Oak is a different breed here than the usual with Fortaleza, which is probably due to the French Oak treatment. Taste : Agave, oak, toffee, almond, vanilla, black pepper, butter and orange flavor. This is spicy, sweet, and somewhat bitter, full bodied and oily. Finish : Long with more emphasis on the french oak and black pepper. Another fantastic offering from Fortaleza. If you can find this, stock up because there are only a few thousand bottles out there.

Tequila Ninja
163 ratings
  • 89 Rating

The nose jumps out of the glass! I smell bright citrus, agave, vanilla, caramel and slight spearmint. I first taste a sweet oily cooked agave and then orange citrus followed by some black pepper and alcohol (91.4 proof / 45.7%) There is a medium finish of cooked agave, orange citrus, white pepper and some slight oak. I paid $92 before tax in San Antonio, TX. This Reposado is a blend of tequila aged for 6 months in American used oak barrels and tequila aged for 11 months in new French barrels. It’s a mature and complex Reposado. It’s worth the sub $100 price. !Salud!

Tequila Ninja
116 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Sweet and pungent on the nose with barrel spices, the French oak is evident. Light vanilla notes, cinnamon and all spice with nuanced oak notes, and caramel that blends with agave before moving into a medium heat finish. Complex and the cask strength is low key.

Tequila Honey Badger
1039 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Tasted at MTBC 2019 after party. Thanks Phil and Stephanie Zapara.

Tequila Badass
387 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Cognac meets agave forward Reposado, this is exactly how every evening should end!! I get that bubblegum sweetness I love so much from this brand married with spice & pepper from the oak....absolutely absurd how good this is!

Tequila Badass
448 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Toffee, minerals, agave, and slight French Oak (bitter) chocolate notes give this high-proof, special reposado a lot to talk about. Packs a punch with a black pepper finish, balanced by sweet natural agave flavor. “A” for innovation at Fortaleza, which normally uses only American Oak (this is a blend of French & American). If you’re looking for something boozy and tasty to get you through the holiday season, this is it. Note: if I was a high-proof drinker I would’ve rated it a bit higher.

Tequila Wizard
657 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Tasted Blind at Quinta Don José. 8/19/2019 Revisited and refined notes: December 16, 2019. Nose: Round with barrel spices. The French oak is very much in evidence. Cedar shavings, dynamic blend of spice and fruit. Butterscotch and orange peel. Flavor: Full mouth spice that blooms in intensity. Prominent citrus note. Creamy toffee offset with spicy white pepper. The caramelized agave is over the top good. Finish lingers with both oak barrel influences strutting their stuff.

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aroma - Floral, Melón, dark chocolate, cinnamon Flavor - oily, medium heat, pepper, agave, barrel notes, almonds Finish - light heat, peppery. Leaves a nice coating A nice change for the brand. Packs a punch. Grab this while you can.

Tequila Connoisseur
66 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Amazing Reposado!!

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Fortaleza never disappoints, this winter blend is outstanding proper of The Valley, pricey but worth every sip.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 99 Rating

smooth!!!

Tequila Ninja
183 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Happy Valentine’s Day Karin! This is hard to find but very glad I did!! Aroma is sensational with the added sweetness from the french oak. Lots of vanilla and caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is very good with cooked agave and warm sweet flavors. Finish is a bit hot but not in a bad way. It lingers for a long time.

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 90 Rating

One of the best reposados I have tasted

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 95 Rating

One flavorful tequila with a rich chocolate note that runs throughout the nose and taste. Also has notes of cooked agave, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, oak, cherry, caramel, anise, mint, and grass

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Nose: Cooked agave, vanilla, green bell peppers, grapefruit, and a hint of lemon. Palate: Creamy mouthfeel with notes of cooked agave, a heavy dose of vanilla, toasted oak, tellicherry peppercorns, green bell peppers, citrus (grapefruit, lemon oil, orange zest), mint extract (peppermint, spearmint), cinnamon, and caramel. Finish: Long and lingering with a ton of vanilla, pepper, and mint. Agave syrup and more cinnamon, caramel. A hint of milk chocolate.

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Special release with an out of the box blend. Beautifully hand crafted. Will see more limited additions of this repo as years go by. A fuller bodied Reposado than the usual Fortaleza Repo

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 94 Rating

I’m a big Fortaleza advocate and this one blew me away. I’m not a Repo drinker until this came along. Huge vanilla, citrus and baking spices aroma. The nose is big from it being over proof. It’s big taste of agave and some bourbon like vanilla. I can’t say enough how big of a tequila this is from being taken straight from the still and put in barrels. So happy to have a second bottle to sit on. Easily worth the price of admission.

Tequila Ninja
137 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Nose has cooked agave, oak with light hint of citrus and carmel. Medium slightly oily body and has a nice oak peppery taste. Nice long finish with burst of pepper/wood spice.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma: cooked agave, pepper, cinnamon, and citrus make for a a wonderful nose. Great when uncorked and even better with some time to breath. Taste: cooked agave, caramel, some barrel spice, and then notes of that cinnamon and citrus again. Sipped a few ounces and was blown away. Would recommend any tequila enthusiast to try this one. At $100 some people may say this isn’t a great value, but this Repasado punches well above its price point and is a treat. It’s also a collector’s item and worthy of any bar top.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 92 Rating

So far one of the best Tequila I ever tasted. you get cooked Agave right away and the sweetness of it is magical. Hands down amazing.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Aroma is subtle with a mild taste and long lasting smooth finish. Love it!

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Huge Fortaleza Blanco fan and this Winter blend is better than most. Oak, citrus, and pepper on the nose with a creamy soda mouthfeel and taste. A great addition to the family but need to do a head-to-head Reposado comparison to see if I’ll be chasing it in future... if it can be found.

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Amazing. the nose and the palate go hand and hand.. if you haven't picked up a bottle yet do so..

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 91 Rating

If you encounter this beauty, don’t expect to ever cross paths again. The subtle hints of dehydrated tree fruit, pencil shavings, and wet clay accompanied by a truly exhausting finish leaves you pondering if 6 months in wood really gets much better than this. Easily the best one night stand I’ve ever had.

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