Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2019

Type: Tequila
Nom
1493
143 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

24
Agave (cooked)
16
Oak
13
Pepper (black)
12
Vanilla
12
Caramel
10
Citrus
9
Cinnamon
7
Chocolate
6
Alcohol
5
Cherry
4
Baking Spice
4
Mint

Flavors Detected

24
Agave (cooked)
18
Pepper (black)
18
Oak
12
Vanilla
10
Caramel
9
Cinnamon
8
Alcohol
8
Citrus
7
Chocolate
4
Toffee
4
Minerals
3
Cherry

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
131 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose: agave, honey, wood on the backend. Taste: long slow ramp of flavor peaking with cooked agave, then dripping into vanilla and raisins. Warm flavors without having the wood overpower the flavors Finish: balanced and warm. Well done!! The higher ABV let’s the agave shine without watering it down. Nice oily mouth feel with some valley minerality on the palate. I dig it

Tequila Savant
206 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 Ninja
113 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
184 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
124 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
1085 ratings
  • 90 Rating

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

Tequila Badass
405 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
467 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
712 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 Guru
78 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Samples at JBs house. Excellent.

Tequila Aficionado
51 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Love sipping this tequila. Wonderfully complex and balanced between agave pepper vanilla wood. Excellent viscosity that is typical of Fortelaza. Only problem is finding a bottle and finding a bottle at a reasonable price.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 96 Rating

This is possibly the best reposado expression I’ve ever tasted. Cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate on the nose with a hint of grassiness. Agave sitting very much in the background but still present. In the mouth the competing forces of full-textured agave and 46% ABV, the savoury stiffness of French oak and the lingering caramel of American oak interlock as of by magic. This is a reposado that is full to the teeth with character yet retains bright and fresh notes of a great blanco. Some may feel the aged agave flavour has been left too much in the background however i often remind myself this is not an anejo tequila where this is expected. On the whole, this is an approachable, artisanal expression bottled at cask strength that outshines pretty much any other reposado I’ve tasted. Guillermo and team should be very proud. And I feel very fortunate to have one of the 5,184 bottles ever made (Bottle 4,505 for those playing at home).

Tequila Aficionado
58 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lots of toffee, agave still very present, a perfect winter dram, unfortunately price at 99 € is slightly too high, tastewise when disregarding the price an immaculate blend

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 90 Rating

aroma: hint of spice, agave and a slight smoke flavor: tingle in the front of the mouth, cooked agave, leather finish: doesn't linger too long but leaves the mouth warm and comfy

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Fresh Agave. Fruit forward. Really easy to drink. Tiny bit of heat. Minimal though compared to 2020. So good.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Wow is all I can say!

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Tasted last night for the first time. One of the best aromas in the tequila world. Beautiful notes of dark cherries, agave and oak. Wish they would’ve cut this down to 40abv as I believe the heat can be overwhelming and cover some of the amazing notes. But really really good.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Tastes peppery with cinnamon.

Tequila Connoisseur
60 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Late to the game but just found a bottle in NYC....Tequila version of a “Mid Winters Dram”....and it works really nicely. A bit pricey in the Northeast but so different it is worth it

Tequila Connoisseur
67 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 Guru
88 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Amazing Reposado!!

Tequila Freak
26 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 Maniac
37 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Oak, agave, anise Heavy mouth feel, oak, olive, sweet mature agave, citrus. Long finish, more of everything, melts to apple skin.

Tequila Savant
214 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.

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