Bottle of Fortaleza Reposado

Fortaleza Reposado

Nom
1493
389 Ratings See All
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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 : American White Oak barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

70
Agave (cooked)
48
Caramel
46
Vanilla
28
Oak
27
Butter
26
Citrus
24
Pepper (black)
19
Butterscotch
17
Flowers
15
Honey
13
Cinnamon
11
Alcohol

Flavors Detected

59
Agave (cooked)
36
Vanilla
25
Caramel
19
Pepper (black)
18
Butter
17
Oak
16
Citrus
14
Cinnamon
12
Butterscotch
11
Honey
11
Flowers
9
Earth

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
5 stars
  • 86 Rating

Fruit and caramel on the nose, taste is baked agave with a touch of wood and brine, nice medium to long finish. A smooth, tasty, pleasantly spicy sipper.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
5 stars
  • 98 Rating

Caramel and oak aromas Amazing!

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
5 stars
  • 94 Rating

Lot 53

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
5 stars
  • 94 Rating

very pure tequila taste...all the good parts of a repasado as well as many great aspects of anejo.

Tequila Ninja
114 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

very smooth drinker , lots of agave flavor and a touch of sweetness on the pallet , finish is refined , nice , nice , tequila .

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Smooth bottom with hot and rough top. Nice combo.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
5 stars
  • 87 Rating

Great tequila with a nice fresh taste. Like I’m drinking fresh cactus.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
5 stars
  • 86 Rating

vanilla and caramel notes. Sweet but not as desert-like as the riazul. Very smooth finish

Tequila Guru
95 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

Tasted in a Riedel glass at La Fortaleza following a tour of the distillery and grounds. Takes the absolutely stunning Blanco and rests it enough to add some mellow oak, vanilla and spice. Definitely one of the top two or three reposados I've ever had!

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Unique, floral, you know it’s Forteleza

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

Can't get enough Fortaleza!

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
5 stars
  • 80 Rating

Very light smell compare to other represodo. Stronger agave finish.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

very solid tequila. bit expensive, great agave flavors. too good to mix but great with a slice of orange or just straight up. no ice.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Smooth and very pleasant. Clean finish. Pleasant aroma. Thin on flavor mid-sip.

Tequila Warrior
49 ratings
5 stars
  • 86 Rating

Beautiful Reposado, Agave shines through!

Tequila Ninja
156 ratings
5 stars
  • 89 Rating

Nose: butterscotch (maybe butter beer), caramel, some tropical fruit (maybe kiwi). Possibly some pipe tobacco as well. Very nice. Flavor: medium light mouth feel with a little oily texture, unique flavor combo of tobacco, bit of a burn on the tongue Finish: long with a warm burn

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

Not my typical tequila has more of a pepper finish than I usually like but it's a great sipper. Smooth finish and complex flavors put this as a weekend tequila!

Tequila Ninja
118 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

A very good reposado. Definitely an everyday drinker, light oak and smooth flavor. I will put this one in the rotation.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 75 Rating

Butterscotch aroma Shorter finish Oak

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

Thin legs Nice subtle aroma Smooth sipper w no burn. Finish is not strong but very subtle fade. Love it. Will try Blanco and anejo now

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

Tested in Neat glass up. Bottle looks old school, classy with piña cork very nice touch. Aroma is smooth and complex. Baked agave, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla mix with citrus undertones. Flavor baked agave and for me surprisingly earthy with pepper. You can taste the sweetness but it becomes the undertone. Finish is long! Pepper forward with lasting heat and back to the vanilla caramel late. Honestly an outstanding complex offering. This is at a higher price point but well worth it. I'll always have to have a bottle in my collection. Only advice is only serve this to your sipping friends.

Tequila Ninja
164 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

from a beautiful blanco comes an extraordinary reposado. sweet nose with under currents of agave and vanilla. the slightly aged version comes with more caramel notes than its blanco brother. of the 3, this is the metrosexual: a little tougher, and a little prettier. the sip comes clean, light and sweet. citrus and caramel appear along with tuned oak that gave them life, then disappear into a vanish. Rosa Mexicana, DC tall shot glass $13 tres enchiladas

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

Great Tequila. Almost too smooth for my taste. Vanilla/Caramel hints. No real kick.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
5 stars
  • 31 Rating

it had a really lite taste, almost like watered down. This would be good I suppose for someone that does not like the taste of tequila.

Tequila Guru
75 ratings
5 stars
  • 77 Rating

Interesting. Slightly sweet, has a flavor component I'm not familiar with. Might be anise, not a fan .. Would be a higher score in I found that component more appealing

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