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Fortaleza

Jalisco (Los Valles)
Nom 1493

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Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Remy Newland
Tequila Wizard
743 calificaciones

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.

Rob Gerard
Tequila Guru
82 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

Craig Macadang
Tequila Honey Badger
980 calificaciones

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Long Island Lou Tequila
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Business Wire
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Long Island Lou Tequila
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Lou talks all about this special batch of Fortaleza Añejo in this video.

Long Island Lou Tequila
Jan 02, 2020

Long Island Lou Tequila - Fortaleza Winter Blend - Sweet Deliciousness

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