Tequila Fortaleza Blanco (80 proof)
Item Number: 4732
Sub Region: Jalisco
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Blue Agave Tequilana Weber
Type: Spirits - Tequila
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 40
Agave Source: Tequila Valley
Agave Sugar: 100% Blue Weber
Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven; 34 hours
Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed
Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks
Distillation: Double distilled
Still Style: Copper pot
Water Source: Natural spring (Tequila Valley)
Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico
Aging: The tequila is stored in stainless steel tanks. Fortaleza Blanco never touches wood.
Tasting Notes: Crystal clear, Fortaleza Blanco reveals immediate aromas of baked agave and stones that are simultaneously fleshy and earthy while maintaining a hardy raciness with elusive back notes of dried berries and citrus. The flavor begins soft and sweet, showing classic citrus pith, cardamom, white pepper and minerals with a creamy, oily mouthfeel that is delicate, elegant and posh. The finish is clean, full and brisk with the touch of sweet agave, bold spice and crisp minerals. Overall, balanced and rich, a demonstration of skillful distillation and an unparalleled opportunity to taste the history of tequila.
Portland Examiner by Hoke Harden
"As close to the essence of the pure agave as you’re likely to get; stored in stainless steel containers prior to bottling (how long? Depends on what Guillermo feels is right.); this Blanco is silky on the tongue, piquantly herbal and floral on the palate, and has a dollop of peppery spice on the finish---but no burn whatsoever; instead, it finishes clean with just a whisper of spice."
Grover Sanschagrin, Tequila Matchmaker
“This is probably the best blanco on the planet. Love it. Huge bursts of olive and butter. Yum.”
Men's Journal 2013
"Fortaleza is, to us, perfection."