Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2022

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
40 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, Sherry casks, Bourbon barrels, Hungarian Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 43.5% abv (87-proof)
Other : Natural cork, No additives, Blended batches, Rested in stainless steel

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

2
Fruity
2
Vanilla
2
Agave (cooked)
2
Chocolate
2
Flowers
1
Nuts
1
Smoke
1
Fruit (fake)
1
Barrel Spice
1
Peach
1
Pitted Fruit
1
Agave (raw)

Flavors Detected

5
Oak
4
Butter
4
Agave (cooked)
3
Chocolate
3
Bell Pepper
3
Cherry
3
Caramel
2
Clove
2
Orange
2
Orange Blossom
2
White Pepper
2
Brine/Salt

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
288 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Fruity nose—with peach? Notes of cherry and almond stand out on the flavor. Only had one glass and will have to revisit my review when there’s more.

Tequila Wizard
874 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Bottle # 11985 Nose: Pitted orchard fruits, mingling with the delicately spiced wine aromas. Nutty. Faint vanilla bean. A whiff of cigar smoke. Flavor: A complementary, balanced whisper of the oak barrels. Chile pepper and a dusting of white pepper. Buttery. Agave and almond creaminess. A bit of brine. Finishes with an interesting combination of dry elements, savory and sweet.

Tequila Phenom
349 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Wine notes shine, totally different than the past 3 yrs. Very balanced Reposado, aromas are amazing. Great finish

Tequila Boss
534 ratings
  • 91 Rating

A beguiling mix of barrels that leaves a balanced and delicious final product. The French Oak former sherry barrels bring cheery, almond, clove, light chocolate, and a sweet wine sensation, while the Hungarian Oak offers a touch of jalapeño and orange blossom with a dry finish. The final WB has a fruit (cherry, peach) nose, a creamy butter taste, and spice on the finish as hints of each barrel shine through.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 94 Rating

No. Lote LWB-R-04 No. Bottle 06839 Nose and taste: Vanilla/caramel pudding (I mean that in the best of ways possible) and a light chocolate buttercream-cocoa sensation that is nice and creamy (I’m formerly a pastry chef). The clove and white pepper spice combination is equally dreamy and delicious. When I closed my eyes and just took in all the flavor subtleties, and let the liquid linger around my mouth—cherry and dark chocolate really stood out. Pleasant buttery smoothness that belies the heightened alcohol content. Just the perfect amount of sweetness that complements the flavors. Finish: The beauty of this artistry in a bottle is that everything is in perfect harmony, which I’ve never found before with ANY spirit. WB 2022 is a very good year!

Tequila Maniac
30 ratings
  • 89 Rating

No. Lote: LWB-R-04 No. Bottle: 00918 Aroma:Agave,Citrus,Cacao,Butter&Caramel,Vanilla,Oak,Cinnamon Sticks,Cherry and fresh water is what comes to my mental olfactory. Taste&Finish: Hits the tongue sweet and dry yet light, reminds me of a wine, makes me think of the color Burgundy,maybe it’s a cherry note I’m tasting, or from the Tokaji barrel it sat in. Agave,Minerals,Cherry,Scotch,Caramel,Honey and slight Vanilla. I don’t know how exactly the Oloroso and Tokaji barrels affected this but my thoughts go back to wine. The finish spikes with slight heat and pepper and dies down very quickly,to my palate, leaving a dryness on the tongue that reminds me of Scotch as well. After a few minute of dryness, no sipping, I taste Oranges, or Cuties,a citrus.

Tequila Guru
90 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very nice! Light chocolate aroma, agave, barrel spices. Sweet, rich, creamy mouthfeel. The taste is really where you get to see everything they did here. I find it hard to explain but you get a bit of every barrel and to me the finish is the most amazing part. It’s such a long delicious well blended finish.

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Fortaleza Winter blend 2022 Lote 110 Sipping at Los Abuelos Bat Cave Nov 19, 2022 I will try this again and update my review as appropriate because there are some scents and flavors I couldn't articulate. Opens with some fruit notes and barrel spices. agave and oak are well balanced, brine/pickling spices, some peach, cherry notes, a little citrus, very light caramel, bubblegum (this is the word i use to describe a particular scent i get with some tequilas. It's similar to banana; it's a good thing). This is a very well balanced tequila. I believe this is  my favorite of the winter blends thus far.