Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2019

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
207 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, High-proof

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

30
Agave (cooked)
21
Oak
16
Vanilla
16
Caramel
15
Pepper (black)
11
Cinnamon
11
Citrus
8
Chocolate
8
Alcohol
6
Cherry
5
Baking Spice
4
Butterscotch

Flavors Detected

31
Agave (cooked)
24
Oak
23
Pepper (black)
17
Vanilla
14
Caramel
12
Cinnamon
11
Citrus
10
Chocolate
9
Alcohol
6
Toffee
5
Baking Spice
5
Grass

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Boss
517 ratings
  • 89 Rating

tried all 5 winterblend expressions blind at lotecito. 2019 was my favorite. the nose is amazing. the palate resembles the nose = very well balanced, sweet cooked agave, some barrel spices and heat, which I really enjoyed. I would have rated a couple of points higher if the price was a bit lower

Tequila Ninja
175 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 Phenom
374 ratings
  • 88 Rating

No. Lote LWB - R - 01 No. Bottle 1995 ABV 45.7% A prickle, warming sensation on the initial nasal impact. Aroma opens with cinnamon and other baking spices, white chocolate, caramel, orange peel, cooked agave. The new french oak peaks through. Great buttery mouth feel with generous alcohol. The flavor hits on all the aroma notes with some honey sweetness. At 45.7% ABV, there is a nice black pepper finish. This is darker than the std Fortaleza reposado, actually it is as dark as the anejo. Even at the price point (around $100), it is a special sipper to have on your shelf

Tequila Boss
538 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Rating = 90 since my Video Review. 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 Badass
438 ratings
  • 87 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 Savant
251 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 Ninja
128 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 Phenom
390 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
128 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 Badass
477 ratings
  • 89 Rating

The most traditional of the WB lineup, this one has agave, vanilla, fruit, oak, pepper. Very nice.

Tequila Honey Badger
1361 ratings
  • 90 Rating

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

Tequila Boss
505 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 Boss
548 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
976 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 Aficionado
59 ratings
  • 89 Rating

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Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Bottle #721 The aroma is an enticing blend of bold whiskey, caramel, oak, butterscotch, ethyl, floral notes, and a touch of leather reminiscent of a cherished, well-worn Wilson’s jacket. The palate soaks in a lively symphony of flavors, featuring robust whiskey, the essence of cooked agave, a playful touch of yeast funk, decadent dark chocolate/fudge, and the delightful sweetness of caramelized sugar. The overall experience is toasty. Savoring the finish, the palate is treated to the nuances of agave, subtle green citrus, and a gentle pepperiness, all harmonizing with the sweet embrace of whiskey and a hint of grassiness that delicately lingers on the tongue. A gradual burst of freshness adds a delightful perk to the saliva glands, enhancing the overall tasting experience. This flavor profile, though potent, unfolds with a short-lived richness.

Tequila Aficionado
53 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Smooth, not at all boozy. Oaky, agave, mild smokiness, cinnamon, spicy, so well balanced. Best tequila I’ve ever had. Thank you to John Chapman for sharing this amazing bottle!

Tequila Honey Badger
1035 ratings
  • 86 Rating

LWB-R-01. Color: very pale yellow. Aroma: first 20 minutes it is not expressive, after 20 minutes it opens up, sweet cooked agave with vanilla, black pepper, anise, sweet wood notes, fresh. The longer in glass the sweeter it becomes. Palate: initially ethanol sensation is high, after it balances, sweet cooked agave, vanilla. Slightly herbaceous. Finish is medium to long, although sweet agave persists, at the very end, wood notes become stronger together with vanilla notes.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Delicate on the tongue with a sweetness and thinner mouthfeel. Pronounced oakiness. Slight but noticeable burn on the finish.

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 92 Rating

wow this is unbelievable. velvety smooth and delicious. getting chocolate at the end and nutty sweetness

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Nose has Cinnamon spice, agave, wood with earthy undertones. Taste the barrel influences a nice toasted toffee . Sweet agave and cracked pepper mix. Finish has tingling heat long and very pleasant. Slightly darker than the 2020 version. My last bottle of just a couple. :(. But as a Canadian I’m lucky to have gotten any.

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Samples at JBs house. Excellent.

Tequila Savant
293 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 Guru
88 ratings
  • 92 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

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