Fortaleza / Tequila Blanco Still Strength / 750mL
Fortaleza Tequila Blanco High Proof - 92 Pf
Raw material: Blue Weber Agave
Geography: Jalisco, Mexico
Alcohol by volume: 46.0%
Aromas of fruit, baked fully-ripened agave, green olive, and earth are invitingly present. Slightly brighter and a touch more rustic than the regular blanco, the accents of butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and vegetal qualities in the flavor are enhanced because it comes straight from our small copper pot still, without adding water prior to bottling.
Wine Enthusiast 94 points - The savory, spicy aroma hints at fresh tomato. The drying, astringent palate opens with a savory, herbal blast, rounding into sun-dried tomato earthiness, mouthwatering lemon peel and bright lemon-pepper on the long finish. The producer chose to go with the extra-proof “still strength” because “this is how Tequila was enjoyed over 125 years ago by my Great Great Grandfather.” The bottle, topped with a hand-painted agave pina, was hand-blown by bottle artisans in Mexico.May/2020