Fortaleza (Reposado)

September 27, 2016 by Manny Hendra

Tequila Fortaleza launched in 2005, so they are relatively new to the market, but they have over 140 years of history behind their brand.

Personally I think this is one of the greatest Tequila’s to come out of the Tequila Valley this century.

Production Details

NOM: 1493

Agave Source: Tequila Valley

Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven

Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed

Distillation: Double Distilled

Pot Style: Copper pots

Proof: 80 (40% abv)

Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks

Sugars: 100% agave

Water Source: Natural Spring (Tequila Valley)

Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico

Aging: 8 months in American Oakrodu

Appearance

The Fortaleza Reposado is aged in American oak, the light colouring makes the spirit look great and with the bottles unique shape and Branding its a winner.

Tasting notes

Aromas of citrus, caramel, butter, cooked agave, and sage are the beginning of a pleasingly balanced and very unique tasting experience. Fortaleza Reposado has it’s own distinct character, and is not like any other tequila.

Flavors include cooked agave, citrus, vanilla, apple, earth, and cinnamon. The finish is long and rich, delicately spicy, and it has an oily texture that make this a joy to drink.

You simply cannot go wrong with Fortaleza Reposado. It’s popular with beginners and experienced tequila drinkers alike.

www.tequilafortaleza.com

Rating: ★★★★★★★★  8/10

★: Drink out of a paper bag in a gutter during a storm.
★★: Terrible, only drink for a dare.
★★★: Meh, not undrinkable but best left alone.
★★★★: Best served mixed with something with flavor.
★★★★★: Reasonable, middle of the road.
★★★★★★: Tasty stuff, well worth seeking out.
★★★★★★★: Impressive, something you can proudly share.
★★★★★★★★: Fantastic addition to any bar or collection.
★★★★★★★★★: Incredible, booze doesn’t get better than this.
★★★★★★★★★★: Nectar of the God’s, sell the house and move in next to the Distillery

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POST BY Manny Hendra
Worked all sorts of roles in the industry, from bartender to Multi site Operations . Fan of anything with Lime, Sugar and Booze.
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