Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2020

Type: Tequila
Nom
1493
137 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% abv (92-proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

15
Agave (cooked)
9
Vanilla
9
Oak
8
Cider
7
Cinnamon
6
Butterscotch
6
Fruity
4
Alcohol
4
Citrus
3
Hay
3
Earth
3
Orange Blossom

Flavors Detected

24
Agave (cooked)
13
Vanilla
9
Caramel
9
Oak
7
Citrus
7
Pepper (black)
6
Cider
5
Butterscotch
5
White Pepper
4
Fruity
4
Alcohol
3
Cherry

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Connoisseur
70 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
113 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 Ninja
184 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 Savant
206 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
1085 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
593 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 Wizard
712 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 Badass
467 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 Warrior
39 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 Maniac
35 ratings
  • 90 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 Guru
93 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
33 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 Maniac
30 ratings
  • 85 Rating

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

Tequila Maniac
36 ratings
  • 88 Rating

It’s excellent. I enjoyed the 2019 Winter Blend more. I didn’t love the finish. If I’m honest I enjoy stock Fortaleza more and so the Value and Finish scores are what bring my overall rating down a bit. I understand why we pay up for special releases, but sometimes I’m not sure it’s worth the effort and expense vs every day fantastic product like Fortaleza’s stock bottles.

Tequila Savant
211 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 Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Agave taste with a great finish!

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 93 Rating

The aroma and taste are great. One of the best tastes and finish I have ever experienced. Well worth it

Tequila Ninja
97 ratings
  • 91 Rating

There’s so much going on in this tequila. Cooked agave,vanilla, oak. The taste is great agave, vanilla and I get a slight fruitiness with a medium heat.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 87 Rating

aroma: smells strongly of agave, hint of citrus, some oak, some sort of spice flavor: so much heat, spice, some smoke, like BBQ agave finish: lingers, maintains a tingle. retains a little heat and agave

Tequila Fanatic
17 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma: Cooked agave. French Oak. Red Fruit. Smoke Flavor: Fresh and Cooked agave. Heat whole mouth. Oak. Smoke. Leather. Spice. Finish: Cooked agave sweetness. Wood.

Tequila Aficionado
53 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Prefer The 2019 , Not a fan of my Tequila Have Stong Beer/ Cider Taste In

Tequila Warrior
45 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I really enjoy this repo. It's very different due to aging in beer barrels. The hops really shines through.

Tequila Savant
214 ratings
  • 92 Rating

So excited to get a bottle! Different than 2919 in a good way. It seems a little more balanced than 2019. Whereas 2019 is sweet and smooth 2020 is more bold and flavorful. Aroma is great. Taste is off the charts with flavor. Finish is incredible as well. I hope Fortaleza keeps doing these one offs. Tequila is supposed to be fun. This is wonderful. A good finish to 2020.

Tequila Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Complex nose that fires up a multitude of aromas through the nostrils. Sipping is like sneaking a sweet mint cookie on the platter left for Santa warming the esophagus. Like my trip to Thailand in 2012, leaves a lingering spice on the tongue.

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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.