Review #1664 – Fortaleza Reposado Lot 69

The Schtick: Distilled by Fortaleza and aged for 18 months in American Oak, Fortaleza Reposado is a well aged tequila. This is Lot 69 (nice). Let’s get to it.

Review #1664 | Tequila Review #11

Distiller: La Fortaleza

Bottler: La Fortaleza

Brand: Fortaleza

Selection: N/A

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: 18 Months


Nose: Rich and roasty, full of flavor. Honey, tobacco, robust agave sweetness, some caramel and honey. Faint oak, some cinnamon. Wholly pleasant.

Taste: Sweet on the palate, but not cloying. Lots of nice toffee, apple, honey, agave and pepper. Fresh sourdough crust, faint earthiness. Coats the palate nicely. Excellent flavor.

Finish: Long, sweet and rich. Lots going on here, with plenty of barrel influence shining through, without obfuscating the agave character.

Overall: I really like this. I’m hesitant on most Repo/Anejo because I typically enjoy the base spirit too much, but this is deserving of no doubt. A really nice blend of agave character and some barrel influence. Big fan.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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Decoded:

0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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