Fortaleza Añejo

Type: Tequila
Nom
1493
392 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 : American White Oak barrels, Used barrels, Bourbon barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : Natural cork, Charcoal filtration, Distilled at or near proof, Blended batches, No additives

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

81
Agave (cooked)
68
Caramel
66
Vanilla
52
Oak
38
Butterscotch
23
Pepper (black)
19
Butter
16
Honey
15
Alcohol
15
Earth
14
Cinnamon
13
Smoke

Flavors Detected

79
Agave (cooked)
56
Vanilla
54
Caramel
52
Oak
36
Butterscotch
29
Pepper (black)
24
Butter
17
Cinnamon
17
Earth
17
Smoke
16
Citrus
13
Honey

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Guru
86 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aroma : Cooked agave, vanilla, caramel. Some oakiness along with butter and olives. Taste : Full bodied, oily and complex with plenty of agave for an Añejo, vanilla and caramel, more oak and butter and olives. I also got some fruity/peach notes and butterscotch. Finish : Long lasting and slightly spicy, and prolongs butter, butterscotch, and oak notes. This is a good balance of sweet and spicy, and it's very complex. I've been away the past 2 weeks, and this was a great tequila to have after so long. I'm stocked on many more tequilas so I definitely hope they measure up to this.

Tequila Ninja
102 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Killer. Delicious balance of agave and oak. I was thinking the oak would be stronger due to the length of aging, but they’ve done an amazing job of letting the agave shine through. Well balanced, and reasonably priced IMO. Bravo

Tequila Ninja
193 ratings
  • 94 Rating

of the 3, this is bold leader. the man of the house. but he wears custom suits, drives a jag, and loves the ladies. not tough. ... experienced and smart. big vanilla on the nose. sweet, inviting, not at all intimidating. this bottle should come with a bear - skin rug and a fire place. pepper, mint, honey and molasses splash around in a dance upon your taste buds, before giving you a sample of smoke before disappearing. Rosa Mexicana, DC tall shot glass $13 tres enchiladas

Tequila Wizard
955 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Lot 18

Tequila Ninja
189 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Tasted blind !..Interesting depth of flavor! Full flavored ...Like it a lot!.. Best Anejo!

Tequila Honey Badger
1015 ratings
  • 96 Rating

I would rate this a 10 for value if it weren't for the $129 before tax price in WA state. They sold so much at $109 (sarcasm) the distributor needed to raise the price over $20 per bottle. I shop online for this now or mule it back myself from CA.

Tequila Ninja
178 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 13. Big, sweet nose with tons of butterscotch, honey and some pineapple mingled with agave. Lots of barrel notes on the palate, including vanilla, caramel and butterscotch, but with a nice oaky bite at the end to balance it out. This is such an easy sipper, highly recommended!

Tequila Savant
221 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Cuban Cigar Compatible.....Tip Top Sipper

Tequila Savant
262 ratings
  • 95 Rating

I think this might have been lot 14 or earlier. It was in a restaurant, so I didn't get the lot #.

Tequila Wizard
822 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Citrus deliciousness! Baked agave, vanilla, slightly spicy. This is a delightful long-term sipper. This is a unique tequila experience.

Tequila Connoisseur
63 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Aroma: cooked agave, pineapple, vanilla

Tequila Lover
14 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Happy Birthday to me... Love you Missy

Tequila Aficionado
47 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Pretty excited to finally add Fortaliza Añejo to the collection. This Anejo did not disappoint. The color is a nice amber with decent legs. Aroma is amazing, honey, butterscotch, agave are detected immediately. Flavor is over the top. Butterscotch, agave, pepper, citrus and spices. Finish is smooth with light pepper at the front of the pallet .

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Great stuff

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aromas of vanilla, butterscotch, and cooked agave. I’m not a Anejo guy but this is pretty damn good. Their Blancos have similar aromas so you get consistent flavors and aromas across their brand.

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Very smooth. Has an almost buttery glide on your palate. Nice finish with some spice notes. Easy to sip on. Great sipping tequila. Price point is more than fair for a tequila of this quality.

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 90 Rating

I'm a rookie at this but the word that came to mind midway through my first glass was CLEAN. it's high quality stuff

Tequila Connoisseur
62 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Wonderful aromas of roasted agave, caramel, and vanilla jump off the glass, followed by a mellow oakiness and a bit of fruit. Notes of black pepper, butter, cinnamon, and cherries also appear after opening up. The palate follows the aroma, with the addition of rich toffee and molasses. This is an excellent añejo, where the oak compliments the agave instead of overpowering it.

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 100 Rating

My absolute favorite tequila. Everyone has their own certain preference for a style of tequila. Fortaleza is the perfect fit for my style.

Tequila Fan
3 ratings
  • 100 Rating

outstanding

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 98 Rating

strong agave odor smooth flavor with the right balance of sweet from agave

Tequila Enthusiast
8 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Aromas of Carmel with hints of vanilla, flavors of burnt maguey and brown sugar, finishes with hints of smoke with a light hotness.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Expensive. I had to see why it’s so highly rated and it lived up to it. I brought it over with a bottle of Pueblo Viejo Anejo- My brother liked it better, My Pop didn’t. All said its a great tequila, but at $100...

Tequila Aficionado
48 ratings
  • 73 Rating

normal but well balanced in high quality. so smooth.

Tequila Fanatic
15 ratings
  • 80 Rating

Tastes really floral and grapefruit-ty.

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