The agave is grown, brick oven roasted, stone mill crushed, fermented, distilled and aged for 2-3 years entirely on the grounds of the La Fortaleza Distillery. Using labor-intensive traditional tools and techniques to create a tequila of surpassing beauty and unrivaled quality, 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 mouth-feel; they range from supple agave honey to copious newly turned soil with wood sugars and spice revealed throughout. The finish shows exquisite zest, brisk minerals, baked agave, creamy fruit and a myriad of oak complexities; it is feisty, warming and contemplative. Fortaleza Anejo divulges the powers of patience and the brilliance of tradition. Try this neat with plenty of time to enjoy it.
Cristal clear, Fortaleza Blanco reveals immediately aromas of baked agave and tones that are simultaneously fleshy and earthy while maintaining a hardy raciness with elusive back notes of dried berries and citrus. The flavor begin soft and sweet showing classic citrus pith, cardamom, white pepper and minerals with a creamy oily mouth-feel that is delicate, elegant and posh. The finish is clean, full and brisk with the svelte touch of sweet agave, bold spice and crisp minerals. Overall Fortaleza Blanco is balanced and rich, a demonstration of skillful distillation and an unparalleled opportunity to taste the history of tequila!
Spun, liquid gold in a glass, Fortaleza invites you to drink with aromas that imply raisins, figs, roasted nuts, caramelized agave honey, fragile earth, lemon butter and graceful cinnamon. The flavors do not disappoint, swimming in an oily mouth-feel, with no bitterness, that initially show dried fruit and enlarge to graciously include agave, toasted wood, luxurious baking spice and handsome minerals. The finish is vibrant and lively, with lingering residual spice. The art of balancing the wood influence with the fresh nuances of the Blanco is a grand achievement in a Reposado, and Fortaleza is a fantastic example of this harmonious balance.