Fortaleza Reposado - Winter Blend 2021

Tipo: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
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Detalles de Producción
NOM : 1493 ,
Tipo de agave : Tequilana Weber ,
Región de agave : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Región : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cocinando : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extracción : Tahona ,
Fuente de agua : Deep well water ,
Fermentación : Wood fermentation tanks, 100% agave, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers ,
Destilación : 2x distilled ,
Estilo de destilación : Copper Pot ,
Maduración : French Oak barrels, Wine casks, Used barrels ,
ABV : 46% abv (92-proof)
Otra : Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives, High-proof

Perfil

Aromas y sabores detectados por nuestra comunidad

Aromas detectados

27
Agave (cooked)
17
Vanilla
14
Oak
11
Fruity
7
Butter
7
Pepper (black)
7
Cinnamon
7
Citrus
5
Alcohol
5
Baking Spice
4
Grapes
4
Flowers

Sabores detectados

30
Agave (cooked)
20
Oak
17
Vanilla
16
Pepper (black)
16
Cinnamon
13
Butter
11
Fruity
11
Citrus
10
Caramel
8
Baking Spice
7
Alcohol
6
Honey

Calificaciones

Calificaciones y reseñas de nuestra comunidad

Tequila Savant
206 calificaciones
  • 87 Calificación

Muted nose but sweet palate with a long finish. Heat mid palate. Very sweet, it’s the Marsala barrels.

Tequila Badass
436 calificaciones
  • 85 Calificación

haven't had the WB2019 but I've tried WB2020, WV2021 and WB2022. my fave is 2022, then 2020, then 2021. rating downgraded due to cost Would love to do a blind d side-by-side with all four

Tequila Phenom
364 calificaciones
  • 89 Calificación

2021 Fortaleza Winter Blend No LOTE: - WB - R - 031174 46.3% ABV Initial nasal impact is warming. The aroma leads with cooked agave, vanilla, melted butter, cinnamon, baking spice, orchard fruit and some wine notes complete this outstanding nose. Buttery mouthfeel with generous alcohol. The 46.3% ABV doesn't hide behind anything. Cooked agave and french oak are the standout flavors, followed by vanilla, honey and butter. The marsala is noticed on the finish and retro nasal. Orchard fruit and baking spice are also present on the medium to long finish.

Tequila Phenom
304 calificaciones
  • 89 Calificación

This brings more fruit and more viscosity than the standard repo. It is certainly very good but the value is not there, still I love the variation.

Tequila Honey Badger
1326 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

From a 1530 Project tasting kit. More fruit on the nose than the usual Fortaleza Reposado this is presented at just above still strength. A nice bite from the higher ABV on entry as well as agave spice and pepper. I like it, but much of the Fortaleza profile is changed for this. I would like to see a Still Strength Reposado added to the line as well as the special WB releases to be able to compare and contrast.

Tequila Ninja
138 calificaciones
  • 89 Calificación

Blessed to receive a sample from TequilaMockingbird. On the nose, Fruit, cinnamon, cooked agave, in that order. Vanilla and caramel, some butterscotch. Something like a sweet cream or butter. A tiny bit if that salinity/brineyness. Very nice nose. Sweet tobacco in the empty glass. On the palate, Nothing tells me this is 46%, goes down like a dream. Silky, oily mouthfeel. Lots of sweet, cooked agave up front, some nice fruity notes and that caramel and butterscotch is coming through nicely. I’m getting those baking spices, a soft but present vanilla, the vanilla bean specifically. This is definitely sweeter and spicier than the standard Reposado. Overall. Very good, and I’m super thrilled to have been given a sample. This is an exceptional offering from Fortaleza but in my opinion, it doesn’t warrant almost 3x the price of the repo or the still strength. At $75-90, maybe even up to $100-110, I’d comfortably try to add a couple bottles to my collection, but at $130 bare minimum, it’s a little tough. Still, it really is delicious and if you don’t share my perspective on value, it’s truly delicious.

Tequila Ninja
108 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

The initial aroma is very similar to the Fortaleza Reposado, which is a blend of sweet cooked agave, a citrusy minerality, and light oak with vanilla. The flavor showcases the higher proof, similar to the Still Strength, but with an added infusion of light vanilla sweetness and a buttery consistency. The finish consists of a delicious burst of vegetal and citrus flavors, combined with a balanced agave and vanilla sweetness that lingers on the palate afterwards. Expensive, but it’s still one of the best reposados money can buy.

Tequila Savant
251 calificaciones
  • 86 Calificación

Well so far of the 3 version still love the 2019 one. Dont get me wrong is good but for me I can buy something else better for my taste at that price. Well made to keep those flavor anything coming from this destilery is well made.

Tequila Phenom
356 calificaciones
  • 89 Calificación

The nose is creamy cooked agave. It’s fruity and floral with a slight acidic note. I also get hints of strawberries which I’ve never detected in a tequila before. The agave and alcohol present themselves first. I then get the sweet notes from the French oak and some fruity acidic notes from the Marsala wine influence. There’s a nice white pepper in the background from the higher proof. The price kept it from a 90 rating.

Tequila Savant
290 calificaciones
  • 84 Calificación

Ethanol on the nose… slight tart sweetness… you can taste the Marsala notes some heat from the 92 proof… gets better as it opens up

Tequila Phenom
387 calificaciones
  • 85 Calificación

This is different. Agave right into a red wine like fruitiness. (Grapes/cherries). The more you drink the best it get.

Tequila Badass
431 calificaciones
  • 85 Calificación

Finding this bottle in a retail store is running $150 to $300. Sorry, I love everything Fortaleza, but they have created something so hyped up, the cost doesn’t match the Reposado tequila. Very nice, balanced but I would drink all their other expressions first. Salud

Tequila Ninja
116 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

Aroma of sweet prunes/figs, agave, and familiar Fortaleza scent. Some floral and wine characteristics as well. Flavor seems a little dryer than previous years and the Marsala notes are balanced well and not overpowering. Also, not as sweet as others have mentioned. Still very well done and distinctive. However 2020 still ranks as my personal favorite.

Tequila Badass
434 calificaciones
  • 86 Calificación

I taste agave, pepper, clove, cinnamon, honey, and citrus. The cask proof wakes you up, with a fairly long finish that is both dry and tingles all over—like a brisk winter night. I was worried the Marsala cask would impart too much sweetness—and it does deliver a great nose, but on taste it leans more dry. It’s delicious! Update: revisiting and tasting this side-by-side with the other WB and it’s sweeter than I remember.

Tequila Ninja
110 calificaciones
  • 88 Calificación

On the nose it’s perfect! You definitely get the wine aroma accompanied with lots of spice. It’s got a dry peppery taste with a soothing finish. Beautiful expression.

Tequila Wizard
784 calificaciones
  • 89 Calificación

Aroma: The fragrance spreading as you open the bottle will be inviting you to indulge in it. It such a harmonic aroma of spiced cooked agave and hints of calientito (Mexican holiday ponche). Baking spices along with baked fruits (some tecojote) Flavor: The aroma notes described above are present and become elevated as you sip on it, but this time you obtain those sweet and acidic notes from when you drink a calientito. Imagine having vanilla, apple, guayaba, tecojote, piloncillo sprinkled with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and anise. It will set you on a holiday mood instantly. I was expecting additional Marsala wine distinctive notes (as usually found when cooking), but also appreciate it didn’t overpower the agave soul. Texture: Velvety entrance that evolve to a very enjoyable ‘dance’ in your palate. It’s complexity due to the aging method and spiced up layers reminds you about the 46.3% abv (which I love).

Tequila Wizard
968 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

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.

Tequila Aficionado
56 calificaciones
  • 94 Calificación

Bottle #3061. Lovely agave with great barrel character. paid $180 but pretty happy with that.

Tequila Ninja
119 calificaciones
  • 95 Calificación

Perfect barrel influence. Rich agave, minerals and citrus in check with toffee, vanilla and oak. Hints of caramel and citrus in the finish. One fine pour.

Tequila Wizard
804 calificaciones
  • 81 Calificación

LWB-R-03. Bottled on 05-11-2021. Color: very pale yellow. Aroma: raw agave, grassy, herbaceous, acidic, slightly rotten grape skin. Red apples. Palate: slightly astringent, raw agave, very light sweetness, peppery. Finish is medium to long, raw agave, slightly acidic persist.

Tequila Fan
2 calificaciones
  • 94 Calificación

Overall great expression of Fortaleza, very well balanced between classic Fortaleza character and cask influence, with wonderful delivery on the palate with the extra ABV. Nose: Lovely cooked agave, oak spice, vanilla and sweet wine, creamy black pepper, very well integrated. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Palate: Was expecting the wine cask to dominate, but is actually very well balanced, with lovely creamy texture. Brighter and more peppery in the mouth than the 2022 (tasted side by side) Finish: Dries out leaving savory pepper Fortaleza notes and a hint of marsala.

Tequila Badass
420 calificaciones
  • 88 Calificación

Cinco de mayo 2023. I forgot I didn’t rate this one when I bought it. As usual, good stuff. The aroma is excellent with all the great Fortaleza notes plus some jammy fruit-probably from the Marsala barrel. The Taste is great but a bit hot. I’m very used to the still strength but there is some extra alcohol for me—at least today. In the back end of the taste I get some “dark” flavors that linger a while. The finish is long and good but with some bitterness that I do not appreciate and is unexpected in an aged Fortaleza. Overall aroma is excellent, taste is great and finish is ok.

Tequila Warrior
40 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

Finally got a bottle for Christmas. well worth the wait. Nose has cooked agave with a slight smokiness and hint of honey. taste is nice as well with honey, little citrus and cooked agave with nice oily mouth feel. finish is also good with the barrel coming through. I get a slight sherry taste with woodsy tones. just great overall. value varies as it is cheaper if you can find it locally but be prepared to pay much more online.

Tequila Connoisseur
64 calificaciones
  • 92 Calificación

aroma starts off cooked agave, woodsy, and alcohol. flavor is where this tequila really shines and has such a unique wonderful flavor that actually develops over time sitting in your glass starts off nice cooked agave balanced with some sweetness and follows through with some complex wood notes and alcohol. the mouth feel is excellent and balanced with the flavor. the finish ends with nice viscous mouth feel that dries perfectly with some residual wood notes and alcohol. I found this tequila to be unique and very enjoyable. it can be difficult to get but well worth the wait and effort highly recommended!

Tequila Savant
223 calificaciones
  • 90 Calificación

So creamy and so much warmth from the 92 proof. I love the thickness in flavor. I get honey, slight citrus notes and wonderful red wine tones with oak presence.