"The Best Blanco On The Planet" Fortaleza Blanco - Available Now At Howden Market!

“This is probably the best blanco on the planet. Love it. Huge bursts of olive and butter. Yum.”  – Grover Sanschagrin / Founder, Tequila Matchmaker

Tequila Fortaleza, despite its 2005 launch date, boasts a rich history dating back over 140 years. Its roots trace back to La Perseverance in 1873, and it has undergone a transformation into Fortaleza through four generations of the Cenobio distilling family. This tequila, originating from the Tequila Valley lowlands, carries an earthy character that is a testament to its heritage. With finishing notes featuring hints of vanilla and hazelnuts combined with the agave essence, it offers a remarkably smooth and delightful tequila experience.

The nose is greeted by an array of distinct and exceptional aromas in this blanco tequila, including citrus and rich, cooked agave. Additionally, one can detect notes of butter, olive, earth, black pepper, and a captivating vegetal complexity that beckons.

On the palate, the flavors are a harmonious blend of citrus, cooked agave, vanilla, basil, olive, and lime. The finish is characterized by its length and depth, offering a complex yet approachable profile.

Fortaleza Blanco is undoubtedly a tequila designed for the true connoisseur, appealing to those who appreciate the finer nuances of this exceptional spirit.

NOM: 1493

Agave Source: Tequila Valley

Cooking Method: Stone/brick oven

Crushing Method: 100% stone crushed

Distillation: Double Distilled

Pot Style: Copper pots

Proof: 80 (40% abv)

Fermentation: Open-air wood tanks

Sugars: 100% agave

Water Source: Natural Spring (Tequila Valley)

Bottles: Hand-blown in Mexico

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