Tequila Fortaleza Anejo (80 proof)

Tequila Fortaleza Anejo (80 proof)

Item Number: 4734

UPC: 7-502221968105

Country: Mexico
Region: Jalisco
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Tequila
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Blue Agave Tequilana Weber
Type: Spirits - Tequila
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 40

Agave Source: Tequila Valley
Agave Sugar: 100% Blue Weber
Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven; 34 hours
Crushing Method: 100% tahona 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: 1.5 to 3 years in used bourbon American oak

Tasting Notes: Laid down for 2-3 years in oak, Tequila Fortaleza Añejo is worth waiting for! The color of unclouded imperial topaz with medium-bodied legs. The scents are rich and luscious: caramel, cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and a myriad of oak spice. On the palate the flavors start rich, sweet and soft in a creamy full mouthfeel; they range from supple agave honey to copious newly turned soil with wood sugars and spice articulating throughout. The finish shows bracing minerals and hints of baked agave. It is spirited and warming. It divulges the powers of patience and the brilliance of tradition.

Portland Examiner by Hoke Harden
"The result of longer aging in used charred-oak barrels, the Añejo is as much about the wood and oxidation flavors as the agave base; the caramel and butter and cinnamon and tobacco flavors are on an equal footing with the pure agave. Distinctive and impressive."

Tracie Cone, Tequila Aficionado
“Rich and complex. As good as tequila gets."

Men's Journal 2013
"Fortaleza is, to us, perfection."


  • Decanter
    Rating: NR (5/15/2021)

    (5 of the Best Añejo Tequila) Handmade using traditional techniques, Fortaleza's products are a nod to the tequilas of yesteryear. There are no shortcuts here; even the agave-shaped bottle stoppers are made by hand. Aged for 18 months in American oak, the añejo is referred to by Fortaleza owner Guillermo Sauza as his 'crème brûlée.' It's a moreish mix of banana, ginger nut biscuits, butterscotch, cream and sea salt on the finish.
  • The Tasting Panel
    Rating: 95 (1/15/2022)

    Following a clean entry that shows retrained oak, peach and brown sugar bathe in agave with a hint of earth. Jasmine and ginger play into the seamless, succulent profile.