Fortaleza Blanco (Still Strength)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Fortaleza
Nom
1493
824 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, Fermentation without fibers ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 46% abv (92-proof)
Other : No additives, Distilled at or near proof, Natural cork

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Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

121
Agave (cooked)
41
Pepper (black)
39
Alcohol
38
Olive
38
Citrus
31
Earth
27
Brine/Salt
25
Vegetal
19
Vanilla
16
Minerals
15
Grass
15
Butter

Flavors Detected

138
Agave (cooked)
63
Pepper (black)
48
Olive
48
Citrus
38
Earth
35
Alcohol
34
Butter
27
Brine/Salt
26
Vegetal
18
Vanilla
18
Minerals
15
Fruity

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
163 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 20 | 20-S. The hits just keep on coming. Solid

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 20 | Agave de Las Villas

Tequila Guru
99 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 20 | On the nose, tons of cooked agave, some citrus, reminds me of the oil on an orange peel. That olive briney note is definitely there big time, and I’m getting pineapple rind and some honey. I swear something almost like corn in there. On the palate, Explosion of flavor. Absolutely tons of cooked agave and a nice sweetness that I wasn’t expecting. I’m taken aback at how oily it is, it coats the mouth exquisitely. Definitely a little heat but I would call it a “burn” necessarily. Getting some olive, some vegetal notes. Definitely that honey, some cinnamon, and that salty/brineyness. Finish for days. Definitely a stunner, must have in the collection Imo. The hype is warranted.

Tequila Savant
246 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 20 | Citrus, agave, earth, and grass on the nose. Taste agave, pepper, orange rind. Very nice.

Tequila Phenom
320 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 20 | Purchased online for USD80 in March 2022. Aroma and flavor are very citrusy. Further details to be added.

Tequila Savant
273 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 20 | “Agaves de la villa”, glad I was able to find this bottle here. The finish is where this one shines vs. the other Still Stength’s I have tried. It is rounder and has a sweeter aftertaste, not as briney as other Fortaleza’s. Another great one from Fortaleza.

Tequila Phenom
334 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Lot 20 | This is the 'private estate' Lot 20 still strength. It's more buttery, with less anise, and vegetable notes, over the regular still strength. it also is sweeter and takes longer to open up but once it does... Oh Boy. I put this at a 93, the regular still strengths at 92

Tequila Guru
82 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 16 | Strong notes of clean cooked agave, with lime zest and cucumber, but somehow milder than the aroma on the standard blanco. The taste is also a stronger punch of cooked agave, with the same pleasant viscosity as the blanco. The finish is a kick of vegetal and citrus flavors that linger after each sip.

Tequila Savant
268 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 20 | Agaves De La Villa - Lote 20S - 46% ABV - 92 Proof This lot was produced by using exclusively ripe blue agave‘s from Fortaleza’s Villa in Tequila, Jalisco. As always, only mature agave, yeast and water were used. - I smell buttery cooked agave and faint white pepper. There’s some light vegetal and earthy notes. It’s a simple but clean nose. - I taste cooked agave, green apples, black pepper and jalapeños. - It’s viscous and spicy. The creamy cooked agave and pepper linger. There’s a pleasant alcohol tingle. This is a top notch high proof Blanco!

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 17 | It's Fortaleza...Still Strength.

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 16 | Nose: Gobs of caramelized agave accompanied with citrus: lemon, lime and tangerine. Very herbaceous. Rosemary, thyme, dill and mild white pepper. Notes of moist earth and clay. Cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Flavor: Lively pepper and cinnamon delivered in a velvety sweet agave package. Bright citrus notes punch through - including grapefruit peel that carries a bit of bitterness. Fruitiness, an almost ripe berry flavor. Warm, oily, round feeling on the tongue. Finish: A lazy, full mouth finish.

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 13 | Nose: Slightly muted nose. Pine needles (think Christmas tree) and citrus rind. A little mineral “tingle”. A slight hard cider note, with warm cinnamon and vanilla undertones. Loads of brown sugary sweet agave. Green olives. Flavors: Nothing muted in the tasting. Pepper, citrus and spice bite. Brine. It soon transitions into a creamy texture, buttery rich agave, anise and oily green olives. Sits really nice on the tongue. And lingers...

Tequila Savant
223 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 14 | It is very difficult no to love this tequila, lots of cooked agave, peppery just a little heat at the end well made.

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 15 | Nose: Creamy agave immediately in your face. Zesty spice, minerals and citrus notes. Hint of mint and allspice. Flavor: Brown sugar, black pepper zing and toffee. Savory buttery agave playing off robust spices and olive brine. A very nice lote, indeed.

Tequila Badass
460 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 13 | Aroma: Fruity, olives, earth, agave, alcohol, nutty butter, brine/salt, black pepper, vegetal. Palate is full of sweet agave, honey, caramel-sugar, olives, alcohol, black pepper, fruity. Finish is sweet agave, marzipan, earth and salty caramel . Lot 13-5

Tequila Badass
460 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 13-5 . Aroma: Fruity, olives, earth, agave, alcohol, nutty butter, brine/salt, black pepper, vegetal. Palate is full of sweet agave, honey, caramel-sugar, marzipan, olives, alcohol, black pepper, fruity. Finish is sweet agave, marzipan, earth and salty caramel .

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 13 | Side by side with lote 09 this has a bit sharper nose and is a bit more astringent in the mouth. Finish is Mmmmm good. Recent OldTown order.

Tequila Ninja
117 ratings
  • 94 Rating

Lot 08 | Lote 08-5 (or S?) I didn't know a tequila could taste this good and this unique. The cork on this bottle is long and soft and terrifying but at this point I don't think I'll need it. Cooked agave, salinity, earth, caramel, peat, citrus fruit, clay, cedar... and this is from a Blanco. Finishes long and surprising soft. The higher proof is so well hidden. I love Pasote Blanco and G4 Blanco... this is my new favorite and it isn't close. Nothing lives up to the hype but this exceeds it.

Tequila Wizard
838 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 11 | Nose: Crisp mineral notes, accompanied by a green pineapple, citrus and agave medley. Nice spicy cinnamon. Trace smokiness. Flavor: Whoa! There is a blast of fiery black and white pepper, and spicy hot cinnamon; this blazing hot blast quickly mellows with creamy sweet agave blanketing the tongue. The tiniest bit of brine adds more depth. This finishes with sweet and heat, but also with some last minute spicy nuances not normally found in blancos.

Tequila Phenom
324 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Lot 09 | What can I say, this high proof Blanco is the goods, a great balance between alcohol, agave and citrus, a must have, no real heat on the back end. Just another gem

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 03 | MTBC 2019 after party

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Lot 09 | New shipment from OldTown. More of what is loved from the Still Strength. Aroma, taste and finish are all topped by only a small handful of other products. The rest are wanna be tequila.

Tequila Honey Badger
1241 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Lot 07 | The current latest release in my possession. Creamy roast agave along with the ABV make this special.

Tequila Ninja
191 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Had from the Still at Los Abuelos. agave forward notes

Tequila Honey Badger
1191 ratings
  • 89 Rating

Lot 10 | Lot 10

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