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Fortaleza Tequila Reposado
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Submitted by Tequila.net     October 11, 2009    
Fortaleza is such a well crafted and respected brand, I can't believe that it's taken me so long to review this one. I've had this bottle for a while and I know that things change from lot to lot, but the one currently in my glass is Lot #11. I believe the one currently available as of the time of this post is Lots 16 and 17. Let's just dive right in...

Price: $55-60/bottle

Aroma: A pleasant nose of agave and light honey/vanilla.

Initial Taste: A really nice and interesting sweetness. There's a good agave flavor mixed with a vanilla bean essence. Very interesting and tasty.

Body: A fairly thin body that lacks the complexity that I might expect. The mix of the initial taste is there, but the body is a bit thin and the oak and spice aren't there as much as I might expect.

Finish: The wood becomes more prominent in this medium length linger with some spice and anise. It's a medium-short finish that goes down very easily...almost too much so.

Fortaleza is just a flat out quality brand. One thing that makes me like it so much is that is generally has a unique profile and produces flavors that you don't often find balanced as well in other juices. I'm in love with the vanilla bean flavor of this one at the start and while the later aspects are not as good as the start, this is a really quality tequila.
Overall rating 
 
91
Aroma-Nose 
 
91
Initial Taste 
 
94
Body 
 
89
Finish 
 
90
Enjoyability 
 
91
Price 
 
87
Presentation 
 
95
Reviewed by Tequila Tourist July 31, 2013
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Fortaleza is such a well crafted and respected brand, I can't believe that it's taken me so long to review this one. I've had this bottle for a while and I know that things change from lot to lot, but the one currently in my glass is Lot #11. I believe the one currently available as of the time of this post is Lots 16 and 17. Let's just dive right in...

Price: $55-60/bottle

Aroma: A pleasant nose of agave and light honey/vanilla.

Initial Taste: A really nice and interesting sweetness. There's a good agave flavor mixed with a vanilla bean essence. Very interesting and tasty.

Body: A fairly thin body that lacks the complexity that I might expect. The mix of the initial taste is there, but the body is a bit thin and the oak and spice aren't there as much as I might expect.

Finish: The wood becomes more prominent in this medium length linger with some spice and anise. It's a medium-short finish that goes down very easily...almost too much so.

Fortaleza is just a flat out quality brand. One thing that makes me like it so much is that is generally has a unique profile and produces flavors that you don't often find balanced as well in other juices. I'm in love with the vanilla bean flavor of this one at the start and while the later aspects are not as good as the start, this is a really quality tequila.

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Submitted by det
August 02, 2013
I 100% agree with this assessment of the lot 11 repo! Lot 16 is more complex and rich, but I'm not sure that equates to being more pleasurable to sip on. This lot 11 might be a bit "light" compared to some of the other lots, but it goes down some damn easy I'm willing to overlook its lack of complexity.
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