Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2021

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
55 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, Wine casks, Used barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 46% abv (92-proof)
Other : Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

7
Agave (cooked)
3
Butter
3
Fruity
3
Pepper (black)
3
Oak
3
Flowers
2
Clove
2
Alcohol
2
Nutmeg
2
Baking Spice
2
Vanilla
2
Cinnamon

Flavors Detected

8
Cinnamon
7
Agave (cooked)
4
Pepper (black)
4
Butter
4
Vanilla
3
Caramel
3
Oak
3
Fruity
3
Clove
3
Baking Spice
3
Dried Fruit
2
Sawdust

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
884 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Nose before swirling: Red wine, melted butter, agave, and spice mix consisting of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and confectioners sugar. A faint whiff of oak sawdust. Nose post swirl: Vanilla bean, light colored tree fruit and prominent velvety agave. A slightly acidic snap to the aroma. Roasted filberts. Ripe darker colored fruit scents emerge and marry/integrate with the Marsala notes making for a warm round impression. I’m crazy about the nose on this. Flavor: Spicy, oily and viscous - with piercing pepper and a reminder that there is extra ethanol present. You can feel the heat as it journeys through the body. Still abundant fruit and agave - but more a background player to the pepper and cinnamon red hot spice. A tiny bit of bitters. Finish: All elements settle into place by the time you get to the finish. The Marsala wine barreling, which I had feared might dominate the profile - did not. I love what the fertile minds at Fortaleza bring to us each November. Thanks.

Tequila Savant
279 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Finding this bottle in a retail store is running $150 to $300. Sorry, I love everything Fortaleza, but they have created something so hyped up, the cost doesn’t match the Reposado tequila. Very nice, balanced but I would drink all their other expressions first. Salud

Tequila Connoisseur
68 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Perfect from Nose to numb

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 91 Rating

on the nose i get cooked agave, vegetal (crisp), barrel spice, tropical fruit medley (citrus,pineapple, pear, mangoes) rose water and potpourri. very floral. also light hints of rye bread. on the palate i get a burst of pepper, cinnamon, sage, lavander, rosemary, glazed pears, some ate de guayaba, vanilla and sour grapes/raisins. im loving the dry heat on the throat that follows to the chest, since i prefer high proof. tasting the traditional Fortaleza minerality, getting notes of clay (earthiness). finish is nice and warm, dry sensation beautiful mouth cover. leaves a slight cinnamon vanilla raisin bread taste lingering. just as good or better than my single barrel Fortaleza repo... thumbs up.

Tequila Freak
26 ratings
  • 92 Rating

light sweetness and a pleasant spiciness throughout that lingers just a bit. A bit of cinnamon and fruitiness the longer it sits. Excellent overall taste and mouthfeel. You can smell the pepper with some agave undertones.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Honeysuckle, white flowers, cardamom, cooked pear and agave in the nose. Palate is lovely, silky, slightly sweet honey, light sherry/marsala , vanilla/baking spices, and finishing broad and long with a warmth that expands. Not the most complex but i think it’s what it should be for a holiday winter blend! This feels very wintery to me. A fireside sipping spirit.

Tequila Connoisseur
68 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma of sweet prunes/figs, agave, and familiar Fortaleza scent. Some floral and wine characteristics as well. Flavor seems a little dryer than previous years and the Marsala notes are balanced well and not overpowering. Also, not as sweet as others have mentioned. Still very well done and distinctive. However 2020 still ranks as my personal favorite.

Tequila Freak
28 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aroma - Dried Fruit, Cinnamon, Fresh Taste - Dried Fruit, Flavorful, Smooth, enjoyable Overall - Excellent Tequila, Arome makes you want to taste. Taste leaves you very Satisfied. Deduct some points for price of this year. Understand but overpriced at $130.

Tequila Warrior
43 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Love the slight hint of wine.

Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings
  • 92 Rating

The mouthfeel is Amazing. Beautiful tequila, enhanced but not overwhelmed by special aging. Lovely, dry, finish. This is my favorite Winter Blend.

Tequila Maniac
33 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Tasting with a glencairn. I have a feeling a different glass would help mitigate the higher alcohol content. On first sampling I couldn’t detect anything beyond the ethanol. It opened up considerably for the second day. Agave, orange peel, nutmeg, faint vanilla and vegetal notes on the nose. Mouthfeel is marvelous, with a viscosity that coats the mouth in flavor. Cooked agave, cinnamon, jalipeno and orange peel on the tongue. Agave, jalepeno, orange peel, and oak on the long finish. The bite kicks like a mule. Far dryer than the regular reposado. I’m not familiar with Marsala wine, but I assume that comes from being rested in old Marsala barrels.

Tequila Ninja
192 ratings
  • 90 Rating

I taste agave, pepper, clove, cinnamon, honey, and citrus. The cask proof wakes you up, with a fairly long finish that is both dry and tingles all over—like a brisk winter night. I was worried the Marsala cask would impart too much sweetness—and it does deliver a great nose, but on taste it leans more dry. It’s delicious!

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 88 Rating

On the nose it’s perfect! You definitely get the wine aroma accompanied with lots of spice. It’s got a dry peppery taste with a soothing finish. Beautiful expression.

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Compared to the standard 40% Repo, the 2021 WB has a spicy, peppery, cinnamon slap in the palate that warms you on a cold night.

Tequila Warrior
48 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Butter and spice. On the back, I get a lot of dry bitterness that is not there on the regular reposado. Really nice heat that matches the ABV and nice finish. Definitely prefer the regular repo, but this is still very good and fun to try.

Tequila Savant
236 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aroma: The fragrance spreading as you open the bottle will be inviting you to indulge in it. It such a harmonic aroma of spiced cooked agave and hints of calientito (Mexican holiday ponche). Baking spices along with baked fruits (some tecojote) Flavor: The aroma notes described above are present and become elevated as you sip on it, but this time you obtain those sweet and acidic notes from when you drink a calientito. Imagine having vanilla, apple, guayaba, tecojote, piloncillo sprinkled with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and anise. It will set you on a holiday mood instantly. I was expecting additional Marsala wine distinctive notes (as usually found when cooking), but also appreciate it didn’t overpower the agave soul. Texture: Velvety entrance that evolve to a very enjoyable ‘dance’ in your palate. It’s complexity due to the aging method and spiced up layers reminds you about the 46.3% abv (which I love).