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|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 :||French Oak barrels, American White Oak barrels, Sherry casks, Bourbon barrels, Hungarian Oak barrels ,|
|ABV/Proof :||43.5% abv (87-proof)|
|Other :||Natural cork, No additives, Blended batches, Rested in stainless steel|
I still consider WB 19 the best of the WBs thus far. But this WB 22 has a little more complexity over the last 2 releases. My only beef is that there is hardly any linger... too short and fades fast. Also loss of points due to the way too high price point.
Fruity nose—with peach? Notes of cherry and almond stand out on the flavor. Only had one glass and will have to revisit my review when there’s more.
Bottle # 11985 Nose: Pitted orchard fruits, mingling with the delicately spiced wine aromas. Nutty. Faint vanilla bean. A whiff of cigar smoke. Flavor: A complementary, balanced whisper of the oak barrels. Chile pepper and a dusting of white pepper. Buttery. Agave and almond creaminess. A bit of brine. Finishes with an interesting combination of dry elements, savory and sweet.
Wine notes shine, totally different than the past 3 yrs. Very balanced Reposado, nutty and sweet, aromas are amazing. Great finish
A beguiling mix of barrels that leaves a balanced and delicious final product. The French Oak former sherry barrels bring cheery, almond, clove, light chocolate, and a sweet wine sensation, while the Hungarian Oak offers a touch of jalapeño and orange blossom with a dry finish. The final WB has a fruit (cherry, peach) nose, a creamy butter taste, and spice on the finish as hints of each barrel shine through.
Overall delicious and more different / stands out more than the 2021 (tasted side by side) but cask influence dominates the agave a bit too much for a reposado in my opinion, however this isn't your typical repo and the people who will search this out won't be expecting a typical repo. Nose: More cask influenced than the 2021, with sweet wine and French oak much more prominent, but still very well integrated with cooked agave. Palate: The sweet wine cask is dominant at first but dries out to more oak tannin quick. Definitely the maturation leads much more than the 2021. It's Fortaleza essence is still present though. Finish: Leaving waves of pepper and sweet wine, and peppery cooked agave and oak tannin.
Took a point off for price. Every bit as good as the still strength but more pricey. Mellowed a bit by the oak. But still subtly sweet and seriously smooth. On the plus side found a bottle. Worth it in my opinion. A great treat. Would just pick up the still strength blanco if on the shelf side by side.
Winterblend Reposado 2022 Lot LBW-R-04, Bottle 02570 The artistry in this reposado deserves high praise. It is a treat to sip this reposado. I will echo Michael Newman's review notes.
Great impact of sweet tokaji casks while not overpowering the cooked agave on a buttery mouthfeel. Nose: Cooked Agave, Caramel, Apricots, Sultanas, Honey, Pineapples, White Chocolate, Raisins, Lavender, Butter Cake, Figs, Lychees Palate: Apricots, Sultanas, Honey, Cooked Agave, Anise, Cinnamon, Fig Syrup, Raspberries, Butter Cake Finish: Cooked Agave, Honey, Apricot Syrup, Sunflowers, Lavender, Orgeat, Walnuts, Seville Oranges
Cost arm and a leg great barrel influence
Has a bitter taste to it that I just don’t like. I love the Still Strength blanco and just don’t care for the other elements in the Reposado. Definitely not worth the price. I know it’s well made but I would pass and stick with the blancos.
So good. But I hate that it’s so pricey. 2019 is still my favorite.
I am traditionally a daily whiskey drinker with the occasional barrel aged stout I have loved tequila but really venturing back into it so for me I need to ignore everything that has to do with whiskey and just concentrate on this being tequila...to me is very sweet the palate is very enjoyable and the finish is much shorter than a whiskey finish no burn whatsoever I will consider this excellent
tasted out of a norlan glass this time. aroma was much better
stonefruit nuts baking spices butter chocolate. spiced wine finish.
Citrus, black pepper, agave, hints of vanilla and caramel
On the palate I get cooked agave, oak, olive, and pepper. Certainly feels like a savory and sweet composition with quite a bit of heat. The wine finish is spectacular and keeps me coming back for more. Price is the major con here for sure, but give it a few years and it’ll be even more highly sought after.
Thank you, Keith at Southern Spirits! WB-R-04, 01323; sweet agave, slight vanilla on the nose; more vanilla, cherry & almond across the palate; slight chile pepper spiciness on the backend; very well done & I am fortunate to own it at $140USD, where others sell online at more than double that price: at the $140 price point, this is good, but too expensive.
Sweet smell of pear and vanilla extract on the nose. cooked agave, vanilla, honey and citrus on the palate.
higher alcohol content. evaporates more in the mouth. hot on the tongue.
Cooked agave, buttery caramel notes, smooth with a finish filled with agave sweetness. I paid a good penny for this bottle but it was worth it as this is in my opinion a perfect reposado and my favorite sipper I have tried so far.
As usual, really good! But loses points on ridiculous value and demand. Aroma is sensational. Taste is good but lacking some of the regular Reposado complexity. Finish is a little hot and quick. Overall good. Unfortunate about the demand and price gouging. This will be the first WB bottle I will not seek out.
Aromas of honey and cooked agave and fruity. sweet and mineral and oak on the tongue. Lots of complexity going on.
Love Fortaleza and have been dinking the brand for many years, but I just don’t connect with the Winter Blends. They have a bitter beer taste that I just don’t care for. I had 3 other Fortaleza fans over and we opened the 2022, and all of us were underwhelmed.
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Very light pale nose. Had to bury my nose to pick out flavors. Some agave with some berries on the nose? Finish is nice with signature Fortaleza finish. Very easy to drink. I like it. It’s not complex but it is tasty