Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
344 Ratings See All
$41.99
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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
Agave Region : - ,
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 : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Blended batches, Distilled at or near proof, No additives

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

91
Agave (cooked)
41
Earth
35
Pepper (black)
30
Citrus
25
Vegetal
17
Minerals
16
Olive
16
Butter
16
Vanilla
15
Agave (raw)
14
White Pepper
13
Mint

Flavors Detected

77
Agave (cooked)
38
Pepper (black)
30
Earth
25
Citrus
22
Vegetal
17
Alcohol
17
Minerals
15
Olive
15
Vanilla
12
Butter
10
White Pepper
9
Anise

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
5 stars
  • 96 Rating

Wow! The nose has an incredible agave aroma! Truly superb. Agave blanco classic flavor. Agave forward with pepper and fruit aftertones. A lingering and long finish truly superb. I would recommend this bottle to tequila novices to tequila experts.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 99 Rating

Wonderful agave flavor. As others have noted the cork broke very quickly for me too. But I love the flavor of this tequila, it’s my go-to for sipping.

Tequila Connoisseur
70 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Finally got to try this blanco. Wow. I put this at the top of the list along with Fuenteseca Cosecha.

Tequila Freak
20 ratings
5 stars
  • 69 Rating

Vegetal... almost vinegar like. Slight burn on the tongue.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

Incredibly smooth and rich flavor. Olive, pepper, oily/silky, with exceptional agave notes.

Tequila Warrior
47 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

I tried this at la cata in tequila for the first time and it blew me away. still my favorite tequila

Tequila Maniac
31 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Nice, complex blanco with a spicy, slightly hot, organic finish. I like it, although I’m more of a repo guy really...

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

My favorite Blanco for sipping

Tequila Warrior
44 ratings
5 stars
  • 100 Rating

Cooked agave. Butterscotch. Herbal. Aromatic. Favorite by far.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 63 Rating

Tastes like drinking directly from the plant. A little dirty.

Tequila Fanatic
18 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

strong agave, decent bite at the end, not very sweet. good but not quite great.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 90 Rating

Let's get naked.

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

This is my second favorite blanco tequila!

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 82 Rating

Butter, earth, agave, citrus, minerals, vegetal Notes, and even a hair vanilla. Very good, not over complex.

Tequila Freak
27 ratings
5 stars
  • 99 Rating

Fresh agave and citrus, like a Blanco should be!

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

really good tequila. great flavor and agave agave and more cooked agave. must drink straight. too good to mix

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
5 stars
  • 95 Rating

Amazing nose !!

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
5 stars
  • 46 Rating

sweet, earth, plastic.

Tequila Lover
10 ratings
5 stars
  • 32 Rating

had a tasting of this at the Tequila Factory in Old Town San Diego. it was just plain undrinkable

Tequila Aficionado
51 ratings
5 stars
  • 88 Rating

I got this because of the high praise this panel/community rated it. They were not wrong. The aroma and taste (lightly sweet) are really good. The finish has a little burn that is nice. I couldn't register the Lot no. on this one > 50-B

Tequila Warrior
44 ratings
5 stars
  • 91 Rating

As a previous bourbon drinker, I tend to prefer the flavors picked up by the barrels so usually avoid non-aged spirits.. this offering totally flipped my opinion on that!! Enjoyed the agave taste!!

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
5 stars
  • 98 Rating

Best blanco I've had, hands down.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
5 stars
  • 89 Rating

Among the better blancos and as good or better than many in this price tier

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

Fantastic blanco with great aroma and finish. By far the best blanco I've tried to date.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
5 stars
  • 85 Rating

One of the best blancos

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about Fortaleza Blanco

TasteTequila.com
Apr 20, 2017

Fortaleza Blanco – “Lots to Love”

Fortaleza Blanco is one of those tequilas that we will never run out of because we are constantly stockpiling it. And the reason for that is simple—it’s delicious and authentic. With butter, citrus and olive aromas, and a rich mouthfeel, what’s not to lov

CNN.com Blogs
Jul 24, 2013

Tequilas worth a shot (or sip)

When it comes to tequila, the basic choice is simple: 100% agave, or not 100% agave. Of course, this is like saying that when it comes to music, there’s Mozart or there’s a guy named Steve-O playing the kazoo version of Eine kleine Nachtmusik alone in a b

The Tequila Tourist
Oct 06, 2012

Review #200 - Fortaleza Tequila Blanco

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.

Alcademics.com
Sep 06, 2012

La Fortaleza Distillery Visit

Yesterday I visited the La Fortaleza distillery. This tiny distillery makes 100% tahona tequila, in the heart of the city of Tequila in the Lowlands.