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A very interesting nose of olive brine, agave, earth and some citrus (it took a few pours to truly appreciate the unique nose). A clean mouthfeel, not too thin, not too thick, followed by agave sweetness, light white pepper, lemon rind and herbs. Warmly smooth finish, with notes of citrus, mint and grass coming up the back end. A soft, full and very tasty tequila.
The best I've had so far...
Howdy all, wonderful site and this is my first review (of many I hope). I'll start with my current favorite.
As said, this is my current favorite. Tried it for the first time at Cantina Mayahuel in San Diego (just like tdrudge). I normally prefer a well done reposado but this brand packs some serious tequila flavor of the authentic (woody) variety. Make sure to sip a shot or two as soon as you open the bottle, the rest will be wonderful but the first few are the best. Somewhere between the aroma and the flavor, you know you're drinking the juice of a woody pulp. That may sound a little strange (perhaps not on this site) but go with it, you'll be happy. The bottle can be relatively pricey but it's far better than it's more expensive counterparts and from talking to people about this brand, the price is well spent on the inefficient but delicious old fashion distilling techniques.
I've tried the reposado and anejo versions of the same label and prefer the blanco strangely.
Having heard so many reports on Fortaleza, I just had to try it and I'm glad I did. Although I normally prefer reposados, this is one blanco that will always be on my favorites list. The bottle and label are nicely understated and I like the pina stopper. To me, some blancos have a raw, unfinished flavor that many like, but I find a bit crude. Not so with Fortaleza. Nice agave character without the alcohol burn that sometimes accompanies it. And it has a unique taste that I have trouble defining, but can only express as very pleasant.
Makes me feel good
Hand blown bottle is cool. Stone tehona is cool. 5th generation is cool. Very traditional tequila. I just bought it last night for $51.99 in Lexington, KY. I feel it will be worth it. I drank neat then in a margarita. The quality and flavor is pretty ideal to just continue drinking it neat.
I want to take a tour and blow my own bottle.
Tried it for the first time last night. I was surprised to how smooth it was, no burning feeling sensation. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't normally drink tequila. It would change their views on how it good tequila can be.
Last updated: April 06, 2013
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Hello my tequila peoples. Im gonna be really blunt and straight forward about this tequila. Im a fan. Being only a blanco sipper. This stoned crushed,old school tequila blanco is one of the best. Mr G Sauza who i had the oppertunity to talk to is a really nice man. He likes his aniejo, but me personally i like the blanco. Straight from the town of tequila mexico. This blanco to me if you can get your hands on it is great. I dont mind spending 60 dollars on it, because its stoned crushed and its smooth like silk. Im not gonna sit back and tell you i smell grassy notes or nutty flavors. When i sip this awsome stoned crushed 100% blanco tequila i taste agave and class. This is a classy tequila and the presentaion and bottle is up there with the best. Buy this blanco if you can. salud y vida puro tequila!
Tequila Fortaleza (Los Abuelos in Mexico) is widely considered to be one of the great brands available out there. Distilled by a 5th generation Sauza, this tequila is still made the old style way with a Tahona and old school methods. The bottles are hand blown and the real cork piña stopper symbolizes this brand.
Aroma: A fairly light nose of agave and a hint of extra sweetness from fruit. Really pleasant.
Initial Taste: Superb creamy agave entry.
Body: Wonderful amounts of agave and the pepper spice that goes along with it. The sweetness from the agave and the fruit is still there as well. Complex...while still being light and pleasant with no burn or bitterness.
Finish: Ultra smooth. A hint of pepper and fruit remain while a nice agave flavor lingers nicely for a medium duration.
This is just a superb tequila from top to bottom. From the bottle, to how it was crafted to every aspect of the flavor in your mouth this is a winner. The fact that it can pretty easily be found for under $50 makes this probably my favorite blanco. Go out and get bottle. I'm pretty darn sure that you won't regret it.
Tasty stuff. First tried it at Cantina Mayahuel in San Diego where it's the house tequila.
Strongly recommend especially for anybody that is just getting into tequila.