Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
322 Ratings See All
$39.98
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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

78
Agave (cooked)
34
Earth
29
Pepper (black)
25
Citrus
17
Vegetal
15
Butter
14
Vanilla
13
Olive
13
Agave (raw)
13
Mint
13
White Pepper
13
Minerals

Flavors Detected

64
Agave (cooked)
32
Pepper (black)
23
Earth
19
Citrus
16
Alcohol
14
Vegetal
12
Olive
12
Vanilla
12
Minerals
10
Butter
9
Anise
8
White Pepper

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
5 stars
  • 80 Rating

Wonderful agave flavor, but the cork broke very quickly....disappointing.

Tequila Connoisseur
65 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 Maniac
34 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 Freak
28 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 Maniac
32 ratings
5 stars
  • 99 Rating

Cooked agave. Butterscotch. Herbal. Aromatic.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
5 stars
  • 63 Rating

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

Tequila Fanatic
17 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
24 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

Tequila Warrior
43 ratings
5 stars
  • 93 Rating

Wanted to see what all the fuss was about. It's certainly about something great! Very smooth, almost no burn at all. Nice citrus flavour. Well worth the hype. Underpriced in fact. This is one of the best blancos I have ever tasted, definitely the best I have had in the price range. Strong agave notes in nose and taste. If you like tequila, you owe it to yourself to buy this. Too bad this isn't sold where I live!

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.