Fortaleza Añejo

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
1422 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

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

123
Agave (cooked)
94
Vanilla
87
Caramel
82
Oak
49
Butterscotch
29
Pepper (black)
27
Butter
22
Cinnamon
22
Citrus
19
Alcohol
19
Earth
18
Honey

Flavors Detected

131
Agave (cooked)
93
Oak
90
Vanilla
82
Caramel
54
Pepper (black)
47
Butterscotch
41
Butter
34
Cinnamon
29
Citrus
27
Earth
22
Fruity
20
Smoke

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 60 | Nose: A touch of cider and spice. Vanilla, fruity agave and toasty hints of oak barreling. Subdued minerals and earth. A rich, round fruity profile. Flavor: A cohesive/harmonious first impression. Fruit, spice, mild pepper heat and mellow oak wrapped in a buttery package. It blooms as it sits on the palate.

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 52 | Nose: Light oak sawdust aroma and warm barrel spices. Maple, coffee and vanilla. Citron and lemon blossom. Flavors: Orange liqueur, caramel, dark chocolate and punchy pepper. Vanilla and fruit flavors develop as it breathes a bit.

Tequila Ninja
158 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 42 | Lote: 42-A What an amazing mistake! Dried prunes, vanilla, oak, and agave. What a treat. Oily, thick, and syrupy mouthfeel. This is a very special bottle that really opens my mind to the idea of barrel blending. More research is required … twist my arm

Tequila Ninja
126 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 52 | Lote 52 - this is one of my favorite Añejos! Aroma - oak, cinnamon, agave, slight vanilla and caramel, with a touch of butterscotch. Flavor - oak, toasted almond, vanilla, hints of cinnamon. Finish - toffee buttery finish that has very little burn. More of a warmth in the lower chest. Easy to drink. Just fantastic to sip on!

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 51 | Nose: Initial blast of warm barrel spices. Followed up with a woodsy forest aroma, hot cider with a stick of cinnamon, vanilla, juicy fruit, oranges and grilling pineapple. Flavors: Oily and has tons of fruit (perhaps dark cherries), dried fruit and candied fruit. It brings a spicy and peppery tingle to the tongue and esophagus. Very different from other Fortaleza añejos of recent memory. This has a dessert like quality to it. Almost tastes like some French oak was blended in. Or some XA.

Tequila Honey Badger
1208 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 47 | Love this as I do all releases. This seems to have more actual barrel than some Añejo releases with some slight bitterness from the re charred barrels. Nicely aromatic with agave, oak, caramel along with a nicely rounded feel in the mouth. Some slight spike in alcohol mid palate that turns to roast agave sweetness, a great tongue tingling finish that fades to that slight bitter remnant.

Tequila Phenom
305 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 42 | This is the special anejo, mixed with extra anejo, and it has a great balance considering. It's got a great nose, picking up all kinds of barrel notes from the extended aging. Absolutely delicious notes coming through, with butterscotch, smoke, vanilla, caramel, fruit, honey and butter. Delicious!!

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 48 | Nice caramel notes on the nose. Darker color than other lotes. Heavier on the oak which is prominent and a subtle cooked agave flavor.

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 49 | Nose: Subtly intertwining spices of allspice, nutmeg and cardamom. Citrus, pepper, vanilla and white chocolate. Tropical fruit, slightly under ripe pineapple, and smells similar to green lumber that is drying. Flavor: Initial pop of finely ground white pepper and baking spice. Sweet citrus, fruit, vanilla, and nutty salted caramel. Trace earthiness, cedar aromas and salinity. A touch of leather. Finish: Bigger, bolder and more memorable finish than some recent lotes, IMHO.

Tequila Phenom
303 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 47 | Hand crafted artesanal Anejo doesn’t get much better than this ... this is the bench mark. Good heat but tremendously balance with an incredible finish. All time favorite.

Tequila Ninja
199 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 42 | Aroma has

Tequila Ninja
142 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 42 | At nose, aroma is pretty fruity. tropical fruits come to record, such as banana. Light spices too, as cinnamon. Cooked agave aroma floats beneathz as well as some butterish notes. This is not the typical añejo profile in which you get lots of dark spice, wood and vanilla. At taste it is more complex. I get the wood right away the first sip, pepper explodes in my tongue's tip. afterwards, nice cooked away come to record. Bold character in the aftertaste, featuring ripe fruit tastes while coming to an end. This is a well balances añejo that still respects agave flavour, but marries the aging wood taste pretty well, coming to a well executed balancing act.

Tequila Honey Badger
1208 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 48 | Poured at MTBC 2019. Sweet agave, caramel, vanilla. Unmistakable Fortaleza creaminess and flavor.

Tequila Ninja
160 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 43 | The nose on this is one of my favorites ever with vanilla being prominent.

Tequila Ninja
128 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
134 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 40 | Lot 40. Agave flavor tempered slowly by vanilla, Carmel and butterscotch. The finish is perfectly timed but does stop a smidge short on flavors as the entire tequila vanishes a bit too quickly. The best anejo I’ve ever had.

Tequila Wizard
830 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Lot 46 | Aroma: This is not a typical Fortaleza añejo profile to me. The initial nose presents round, fruity cider notes, with some almost French oak character. Lively spices of green cardamom in the shell and cinnamon - and a hint of toffee. A vague vinegar aroma - but cloaked in the spice aromas. Flavors: Spicy barrel influence, vanilla, butterscotch and white pepper. The light color of this añejo conveys a somewhat deceptive impression - it is rich and fills the mouth.

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lot 42 | Delicious, deeply concentrated roasted agave with an enjoyable rich, smooth finish. And a bit richer mouth feel than the Lote 43.

Tequila Savant
283 ratings
  • 95 Rating

Lot 43 | Delicious, deeply concentrated roasted agave with an enjoyable peppery finish.

Tequila Boss
518 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 46 | Lighter than the normal anejo, but has a richer mouthfeel and a cheesier aroma than we usually get in the anejo. After it opens, surprising honey aroma in the bottom of the glass. (New barrels?). A little different but good!

Tequila Ninja
199 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 28 | Aroma had loads of caramel, baked agave, and some vanilla, along with oak. Flavor has plenty of sweet baked agave, caramel with a hint of wood. The finish has a medium mouth feel with a great long finish.

Tequila Honey Badger
1208 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 21 | Opened for my birthday. Creamy caramelized agave, barrel notes of oak and vanilla and a wonderful finish. Salud to being 66 years old.

Tequila Ninja
158 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 Boss
518 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 43 | Orange peel, caramel, a touch of chocolate, yet bright agave flavor and natural sweetness. This rare blend of anejo and XA is a real gem.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 42 | This review is for lote 42. The complexity of this expression is deep. The more i dig, the more flavors and notes come out. Cooked agave, butterscotch, toffee, chocolate and caramel hit my nose, initially. This is a viscous juice and the notes on the nose carry through on the palate, giving way to vanilla, peach, berries and cinnamon. Thank you, Guillermo, thank you.

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