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Fortaleza

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Drew Scheuerle
Tequila Fan
3 ratings

Tequila Fortaleza (Los Abuelos in Mexico) is widely considered to be one of the great brands available out there. Distilled by a 5th generation Sauza, this tequila is still made the old style way with a Tahona and old school methods. The bottles are hand blown and the real cork piña stopper symbolizes this brand. Aroma: Cooked agave, touch of earthyness, black pepper, olive and butter. Really pleasant. Initial Taste: Superb creamy agave entry. Body: Wonderful amounts of agave and the pepper spice that goes along with it. The sweetness from the agave and the fruit is still there as well. Complex...while still being light and pleasant with no burn or bitterness. Finish: Ultra smooth. A hint of pepper and fruit remain while a nice agave flavor lingers. nicely for a medium duration. 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. The fact that it can pretty easily be found for under $50 makes this probably my favorite blanco. Go out and get bottle. I'm pretty darn sure that you won't regret

Lee Seegers
Tequila Lover
11 ratings

Lee Seegers
Tequila Lover
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David Zwang
Tequila Fan
2 ratings

Michelle Ramirez
Tequila Fan
2 ratings

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Brent De Boer
Tequila Warrior
34 ratings

Andrew Guest
Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings

Andrew Guest
Tequila Enthusiast
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Pina Marseglia
Tequila Fan
1 ratings

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