Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2020

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
217 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, American White Oak barrels, Beer Casks ,
ABV/Proof : 46.3% abv (92.6-proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

21
Agave (cooked)
13
Vanilla
12
Oak
9
Cinnamon
9
Cider
8
Butterscotch
7
Fruity
6
Citrus
4
Alcohol
4
Yeast/Dough
3
Pepper (black)
3
Hay

Flavors Detected

30
Agave (cooked)
19
Vanilla
12
Oak
11
Caramel
10
Citrus
9
Pepper (black)
8
Butterscotch
7
Cider
7
White Pepper
5
Fruity
4
Anise
4
Cinnamon

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
76 ratings
  • 91 Rating

A light straw color with really nice even legs and tears that take their time on the glass. The aroma is sweet cooked agave, hint of yeast, cinnamon, and a bit of ethanol and brine. The flavor has quite a bit going on and is really good! Nice mouthfeel with cooked agave at the forefront of course. I can definitely taste the ale (yeast & malt) but I also pick up notes from the other barrels, both sweet and wood. Surprisingly long peppery finish with a bit of bitterness that I have to believe comes from the hops. I love it!

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 93 Rating

My new favorite reposado! Rich aroma full of agave, ripe fruits, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and wheaty beer. The taste is similar with cooked agave, caramel, toffee, black pepper, pear, apricot and light cider. The texture is full and creamy with a small amount of sourness from the beer barrels. The finish is a bit more sour, and has stronger notes of vanilla, toffee and oak. This is great tequila that I was lucky enough to be able to find the last bottle of at my local liquor store. I suggest everyone try and do the same because this stuff is special.

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Really like this years blend, a little lighter and less spice than the 19, Showing more pleasant agave flavors. Great repo blended from three different barrels

Tequila Savant
268 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Fortaleza Winter Blend 2020 The nose is great! I can smell the American and French oak barrels while still detecting the beer barrel. It’s a very complex nose for a Reposado. I get the sweetness from the French Oak and the musty whiskey note from American Oak and then a sourness from the beer barrel. Don’t worry the cooked agave still punches through. I taste sweet agave and then I get some nice pepper on the mid-palette thanks to the higher ABV. On the back end comes the French oak sweetness that turns to a dry note thanks to the beer barrel. There’s also some sourness that dances around on the finish. This is an excellent reposado! Thank you Fortaleza!

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I love it a lot, and I love the profile od the triple barreling. I prefer it by a hair over the 2019

Tequila Honey Badger
1234 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose is malted agave, a bit of yeast and cider. Oak notes on entry along with cider, creamy agave custard and a serious mid tongue buzz from the 46 %. Finish is well balanced and has natural sweetness that fades to some citrus and tart notes from the beer barrel finishing.

Tequila Wizard
714 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Nose: Cider is the first thing that presents, it not overwhelming just leads the way, some cinnamon, light agave and butterscotch, minerals, dried cherry, lots of orange blossoms and wet leather Flavor: Agave sweetness, cider, cherry, ripe pear, and white pepper, has a nice creamy mouth feel Finish: Long, Starts with some vanilla, the wet leather make an appearance, and ends with some white pepper

Tequila Savant
241 ratings
  • 89 Rating

I’m getting cider, cinnamon, vanilla, agave, pears, cherry, and hay on the nose. Taste agave, caramel, cider, cherry, flowers, white pepper, leather, and a surprising effervescence on the finish.

Tequila Wizard
837 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Nose: 2020 Winter Blend’s beer cask lineage shows up immediately upon pouring, with a sparking cider aroma and a sweet malty note. There are a myriad of backup aromas. Cinnamon, orange blossoms, almond paste, candied citron, and a dash of butterscotch. Also a whiff of sharp minerals and damp earth. A fresh feel about this one. Flavor: Zingy barrel spice and white pepper marrying nicely with ripe round fruitiness, and butterscotch/toffee undercurrents. Dried fruits, apricot and cherry?, peeking through. The finish brings additional vanilla whipped cream, citrus, molasses and some leather to the show.

Tequila Boss
527 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Aromas of vanilla, butterscotch, apricot, cinnamon and slight cider from the beer barrel. Nice, think mouthfeel with cooked agave, slight molasses and effervescent finish from cider note.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Aroma: vanilla immediately on the nose. Behind that, lots of agave Taste: you get a little vanilla at first then some creamy feel. It coats the mouth nicely. Buttery. You can taste the influence of the aging but still lots of agave. A little bite at the end but smooth overall Would 100% recommend to buy it!

Tequila Maniac
32 ratings
  • 93 Rating

this is one of my current favorites, I just wish it wasn’t so hard to find! Light agave smell. Sweet up front, agave and vanilla. Gets peppery, oaky, with a little heat throughout but nothing overpowering. All around lots of flavor.

Tequila Phenom
332 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Good idea and tequila, but not a fan of the aroma and flavor. Notes of acidic cider & IPA beer, which are not of my preference. In my opinion, doesn’t have a subtle balance and flavors clash a little

Tequila Ninja
146 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Perfection

Tequila Warrior
43 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Very interesting high-proof blend of 3 barrel-aged influences (American oak, used French oak, used english ale barrels). NOSE: agave forward, caramel, vanilla, oakiness, anise, soft citrus, vegital minerality, grass. MOUTH: same as the NOSE, with a buttery mouth feel, the higher-proof gives an added intensity. Has a very subtle malty flavor mid-taste that falls off quick, and allows for a nice smooth finish.

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose is butterscotch hard candies. Agave and slight wood. Taste is semi sweet salty almost sour agave. Mild butterscotch with a hint of vanilla. Finish is warm and long. Tasted alone side the 2019. I’m torn a lot of ppl who’s taste I trust like the 2019 better. Tonight I think I’m liking the 2020 just slightly better.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 82 Rating

VERY citrusy, like the white centre of an orange. Can definitely taste the English ale barrels

Tequila Ninja
184 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Medicinal Herbaceous Menthol Very creamy Very interesting tasty treat

Tequila Guru
87 ratings
  • 98 Rating

Wow, the oak, fruit, agave, yeast, citrus flowery bouquet aroma just blows you away. Then, the smooth payoff of the wood and agave, woof! Still strength is always my preference over the regular Blanco (though I'd never kick the regular out of bed). Beer flavor comes through in the silky finish and I just want to sit and sniff my empty glass as long as is wafts. What a pleasing experience! Top of the food chain even though I'm partial to Fortaleza in the first place.

Tequila Guru
75 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Wow, this is special and the hype is true. So many complex and changing tastes and smells . So hard to explain, another way exceptional offering from Fortaleza . Enjoy it if you can . Don’t just stare at those bottles, drink up, life’s short ! Salud !

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Orange blossom wheat grass

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Not on 2019 winter blend level but still very good. Nose: Cooked Agave, Hops, Vanilla, Milk Chocolate, Bananas, Coconut, Pineapples, Guava, Passion Fruit, Coffee Palate: Guava, Cinnamon, Milk Chocolate, Cooked Agave, Vanilla, Honey, Bananas, Oranges, Cherries, Grass, Spearmint, Anise Finish: Vanilla, Bananas, Honey, Coconut, Milk Chocolate

Tequila Maniac
35 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Great nose of cooked agave, butterscotch, wood and a touch of vanilla. Cooked agave flavor with some sour barrel influance. A long balanced taste with surprisingly little bite for a 46% abv. I personally enjoy Fotaleza's standard reposado more.

Tequila Savant
252 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Uniqueness. Not a typical repo. The flavors balance. I recommend the review by Bryce Taylor. A must taste to expand the pallet. A great product from this distillery. Find it and enjoy it.

Tequila Maniac
31 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Vanilla, citrus, agave, beer. Nice feel. Good finish. Very good

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Long Island Lou Tequila
Nov 09, 2020

Fortaleza Winter Blend Reposado 2020... It's The Bomb

Lou gives his seal of approval on this special reposado release from Fortaleza.