Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
281 Ratings See All
  • 90 Panel
  • 88 Community
  • + My Rating

Available in the app


Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave : - ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : Natural spring water, Deep well water ,
Fermentation : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Blended batches, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

My favorite Blanco for sipping

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 100 Rating

Cooked agave. Butterscotch. Herbal. Aromatic.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 63 Rating

Tastes like drinking directly from the plant. A little dirty.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

strong agave, decent bite at the end, not very sweet. good but not quite great.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Let's get naked.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

This is my second favorite blanco tequila!

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Butter, earth, agave, citrus, minerals, vegetal Notes, and even a hair vanilla. Very good, not over complex.

Tequila Freak
23 ratings
5 stars
  • 99 Rating

Fresh agave and citrus, like a Blanco should be!

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

really good tequila. great flavor and agave agave and more cooked agave. must drink straight. too good to mix

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

Amazing nose !!

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 46 Rating

sweet, earth, plastic.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 32 Rating

had a tasting of this at the Tequila Factory in Old Town San Diego. it was just plain undrinkable

Tequila Warrior
46 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

I got this because of the high praise this panel/community rated it. They were not wrong. The aroma and taste (lightly sweet) are really good. The finish has a little burn that is nice. I couldn't register the Lot no. on this one > 50-B

Tequila Warrior
40 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

As a previous bourbon drinker, I tend to prefer the flavors picked up by the barrels so usually avoid non-aged spirits.. this offering totally flipped my opinion on that!! Enjoyed the agave taste!!

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 98 Rating

Best blanco I've had, hands down.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
5 stars
  • 89 Rating

Among the better blancos and as good or better than many in this price tier

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

Fantastic blanco with great aroma and finish. By far the best blanco I've tried to date.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

One of the best blancos

Tequila Warrior
43 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

Wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It's certainly about something great! Very smooth, almost no burn at all. Nice citrus flavour. Well worth the hype. Underpriced in fact. This is one of the best blancos I have ever tasted, definitely the best I have had in the price range. Strong agave notes in nose and taste. If you like tequila, you owe it to yourself to buy this. Too bad this isn't sold where I live!

Tequila Ninja
143 ratings
5 stars
  • 67 Rating

Smell reminds me a bit of silly putty. Agave is there but not ripe or maybe something else is wrong with this specific bottle. Not very pleasant. Flavor is pretty flat. Need to taste again and update my rating.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

good Tequlia for sipping. nice taste good agave flavor. good aroma.

Tequila Warrior
41 ratings
5 stars
  • 96 Rating

Amazing tequila. Very mellow aroma, like spring water with hints of grass and agave. Taste has almost no burn with flavors of agave, grass, pepper, and orange peel. Super smooth finish with a delayed onset of cooked agave that bursts through after a few seconds. By far the best tequila under $100.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 92 Rating

Very good, one of my favorites for casual sipping or before a meal. Fantastic aroma and incredibly smooth without a lot of aftertaste.

Tequila Ninja
162 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

finally, I get a chance to sit and enjoy the 3 brothers of Fortaleza. I've drank a lot of this over the last year, but never had the opportunity to write about this fine tequila. with a clean, beautifully sweet aroma I can smell the freshly cooked agave as if I'm standing on that little cobblestone road right now. the nose is agave, sweet citrus and a tiny bit of pepper. it hints at the beauty to come. I drink it slowly to savor the light as air taste. no burn, no flinching, just pure tradition in a glass. the taste of mexican agave. amazingly, following the agave, citrus and floral notes, there is a hint of butter and honey as the tequila exits your pallet in a quick vanish. uncompromising purity. Rosa Mexicana, DC tall shot glass $13 tres enchiladas

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
5 stars
  • 100 Rating

I love this tequila!

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Fortaleza Blanco

TasteTequila.com
Apr 20, 2017

Fortaleza Blanco – “Lots to Love”

Fortaleza Blanco is one of those tequilas that we will never run out of because we are constantly stockpiling it. And the reason for that is simple—it’s delicious and authentic. With butter, citrus and olive aromas, and a rich mouthfeel, what’s not to lov

CNN.com Blogs
Jul 24, 2013

Tequilas worth a shot (or sip)

When it comes to tequila, the basic choice is simple: 100% agave, or not 100% agave. Of course, this is like saying that when it comes to music, there’s Mozart or there’s a guy named Steve-O playing the kazoo version of Eine kleine Nachtmusik alone in a b

The Tequila Tourist
Oct 06, 2012

Review #200 - Fortaleza Tequila Blanco

This is just a superb tequila from top to bottom. From the bottle, to how it was crafted to every aspect of the flavor in your mouth this is a winner.

Alcademics.com
Sep 06, 2012

La Fortaleza Distillery Visit

Yesterday I visited the La Fortaleza distillery. This tiny distillery makes 100% tahona tequila, in the heart of the city of Tequila in the Lowlands.