Bottle of Fortaleza Blanco

Fortaleza Blanco

Nom
1493
570 Ratings See All
$39.96
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Production Details
NOM : 1493 ,
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

Tequila Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

144
Agave (cooked)
69
Pepper (black)
57
Earth
52
Citrus
43
Olive
36
Vegetal
29
Minerals
28
Butter
24
Vanilla
21
Grass
20
Agave (raw)
20
White Pepper

Flavors Detected

129
Agave (cooked)
76
Pepper (black)
47
Citrus
45
Earth
43
Olive
36
Vegetal
29
Minerals
26
Alcohol
24
Butter
22
Vanilla
18
Grass
17
Cinnamon

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 94 Rating

This really is my favorite Tequila. Great flavor not too much pepper, plenty of citrus and very smooth finish. I need to grab another bottle.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 97 Rating

My favorite blanco. Never disappoints. Love the smooth buttery aromas and flavor. Great to sip and enhances any drink if you want to mix.

Tequila Maniac
34 ratings
  • 92 Rating

One of the very best blancos out there! Agave heaven...

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 89 Rating

cooked agave and peppery

Tequila Aficionado
52 ratings
  • 95 Rating

I luv Fortaleza

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Sea Salt lime pepper agave

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 88 Rating

peppery finish. almost lemon hints in the nose.

Tequila Fanatic
16 ratings
  • 78 Rating

very citrusy with a sharp finish.

Tequila Lover
6 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very easy to sip, love the finish. The nose is more pungent than the actual taste. I approve.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 77 Rating

mineral spice vegetal fake cinnamon nose

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 93 Rating

peppermint, papaya

Tequila Enthusiast
2 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Cleaner nose. Steel perhaps. Sneaky. Cleanest

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 66 Rating

Vinegary, plastic, mesquite,

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Great floral aromas, with a back end of citrus and stone

Tequila Ninja
124 ratings
  • 90 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 Fanatic
8 ratings
  • 59 Rating

Tastes like fermented pickle juice. Smells like it too. Finish is ok. Not a tequila for me. Very earthy.

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 77 Rating

Citrus, slight acidity

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 61 Rating

Can’t put finger on aroma kinda buttery slight olive or pickle juice ish sour Flavor pickle juice Smooth Acidic earthy

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 83 Rating

Olives and butter

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Bright citrus nose Black pepper/butterscotch middle

Tequila Lover
6 ratings
  • 73 Rating

Chemical smell Sweet

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 56 Rating

Marzipan, dough, vanilla, plastic. Sickly sweet finish.

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Mushroom, funky

Tequila Lover
7 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Hair Salon smell on nose, not like a perm but chemical based with a little citrus rind. Surprisingly deep and complex on palette compared to nose. Grassy with raw agave and citrus.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 98 Rating

Tequila Fortaleza (Los Abuelos in Mexico) is widely considered to be one of the great brands available out there. Distilled by a 5th generation Sauza, this tequila is still made the old style way with a Tahona and old school methods. The bottles are hand blown and the real cork piña stopper symbolizes this brand. Aroma: Cooked agave, touch of earthyness, black pepper, olive and butter. Really pleasant. Initial Taste: Superb creamy agave entry. Body: Wonderful amounts of agave and the pepper spice that goes along with it. The sweetness from the agave and the fruit is still there as well. Complex...while still being light and pleasant with no burn or bitterness. Finish: Ultra smooth. A hint of pepper and fruit remain while a nice agave flavor lingers. nicely for a medium duration. 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. The fact that it can pretty easily be found for under $50 makes this probably my favorite blanco. Go out and get bottle. I'm pretty darn sure that you won't regret

Other news & reviews

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Apr 20, 2017

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Jul 24, 2013

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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

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