Fortaleza Blanco

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
918 Ratings See All
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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Tequila Valley) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Stone/Brick Ovens ,
Extraction : Tahona ,
Water Source : 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

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

202
Agave (cooked)
96
Pepper (black)
73
Earth
73
Citrus
62
Olive
45
Vegetal
41
Minerals
38
Butter
30
Vanilla
29
Grass
27
Alcohol
26
Brine/Salt

Flavors Detected

192
Agave (cooked)
118
Pepper (black)
68
Olive
65
Citrus
63
Earth
46
Minerals
45
Vegetal
41
Alcohol
38
Butter
37
Brine/Salt
30
Vanilla
27
Cinnamon

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Savant
206 ratings
  • 92 Rating

BOLD- Slightly different with each lot, but you always know it's Fortaleza. Sometimes it has some parmesan cheese, olive brine, earth, anise, cooked agave, buttery, a nice pepper. It's simply oily and delicious.

Tequila Ninja
114 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma : Lots of cooked agave, hints of earth, vegetal, black pepper, olive, and butter. Taste : Cooked agave here as well, with further expansion on the olive and butter. Some earth notes as well. This is full of flavor and oily like tequila should be. Finish : Long lasting, prolongs all of the previous notes with some citrus and olive. Crisp flavor and aroma, and each note is distinctive from one another in the right way. I need to keep this regularly stocked at home.

Tequila Badass
440 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Aroma- Vanilla, cream soda, liquorish, minerals, wet grass, vegetal, agave, earth, citrus. Flavor - Black pepper, vanilla, liquor, earth, fruit, citric, alcohol, vegetal, minerals, white pepper. Finish- lingers with no burn, butterscotch and cream soda with vanilla, vegetal and minerals, white pepper and earth tone. Long legs on glass with semi silky mouth full, and long after taste of agave and earth.

Tequila Ninja
132 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Clean, crisp, and to the point. Agave forward beauty. Well done Fortaleza

Tequila Ninja
194 ratings
  • 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 Ninja
125 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Great nose and smooth flavor profile. Clean finish, an absolute go-to and a favorite blanco.

Tequila Honey Badger
1009 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Lot 3

Tequila Ninja
192 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Like it a lot!

Tequila Badass
437 ratings
  • 96 Rating

My Guess: Gran Centenario or Milagro

Tequila Ninja
106 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Minty aroma

Tequila Badass
343 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Smokey - mezcal-ish

Tequila Honey Badger
1092 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Very spicy on the nose and the tongue leading to a long finish with a hint of bitterness. Very forward blanco.

Tequila Ninja
112 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Incredible. Too smooth for it's own good. Lots of olive, a bit of bubblegum and very herbal. Long finish that ends with a hint of pepper. Have never had anything like it.

Tequila Wizard
859 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This is probably the best blanco on the planet. Love it. Huge bursts of olive and butter. Yum.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 88 Rating

This is a nice very nice tequila blanco, though not overly complex. It has a little kick to it, Just enough to remind you it's a a blanco. The peppery , earthy and grassy aroma matches its flavor but without the sweetness that I get right up front. I find all come across evenly at first. They begin to dissipate leaving the agave, which comes out more as it opens up on my palate. I get a long silky agave finish. Texture is silky smooth with a little heat too.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Green, grassy, hint of vanilla and maybe caramel l. Hint of smoke

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Solid tequila and I see why it’s as popular as it is. It came across a little thin and light on the nose and finish, but that’s a personal preference. Eager to try the Repo and Añejo.

Tequila Freak
24 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Aroma clean, citrus, low vanilla, cooked agave, some alcohol Flavor is amazing. Complex Flavor, citrus, lemon, vanilla, cooked agave, some sweet, and low spice. So the finish is where I find this tequilas weakness, it is not chest warming but alcohol hot in the back of the throat. Surprising since while the alcohol is present start to finish, it is in the finish that it becomes out of balance. Still overall a great tequila, and the flavor is very very good. Highly recommend.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 63 Rating

Drink with Neens at La Scala with pineapple. 1 May 2021

Tequila Aficionado
48 ratings
  • 97 Rating

A stunning blanco that should be the gold standard of quality on every home bar shelf! Find it-Pour it-Sip it-Admire it!

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Fruit and agave on the nose.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
  • 92 Rating

I judge everything against this.

Tequila Enthusiast
4 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Tequila at its best! All blancos should be measured against this prize from Fortaleza. Will keep this bottle on hand.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 89 Rating

it's smooth, but less, and yummy with a more than ordinary butteriness.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Pepper pineapple alcohol smooth finish

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