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Fortaleza Anejo Tequila 750ml

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    Although Fortaleza was only launched in 2005 the Cenobio family has a long history in tequila production, being the very first to export tequila to the United States in the 1860’s. Today the very same family produces some of the finest expressions of tequila using traditional artisanal methods at their century old hacienda in the Tequila Valley.

    As if stepping into a time machine, Fortaleza shows you what tequila tasted like before processes were sped up in the name of “efficiency.” They take their time, produce only in small batches, and are proud of what they do. All agave is grown in Jalisco and are allowed to mature to at least 8 years before harvesting. The agave that grows around the distillery are sweet and mineral rich which imparts the signature aromas and flavours of Fortaleza. the agave are cooked slowly in stone ovens before being crushed using a tahona mill. Fermentation takes place in wooden open air tanks before being double distilled in copper pot stills then being aged in American oak barrels.

    The Fortaleza Anejo is aged for 18 months in American oak. Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged añejo. This tequila is so rich and complex that some people are even able to detect pineapple, peach, orange blossom, nutmeg, and raisin in the nose. Once in your mouth, the full cooked agave experience continues with a thick and oily texture that coats your mouth in a very soothing way. Butterscotch, caramel, toffee, citrus, and hazelnuts are common flavours that people identify.

    Fortaleza Añejo is a prized treat for any tequila lover.

    The Finer Details
    Style - Tequila
    Country - Mexico
    Region - Jalisco
    Size - 750ml
    ABV - 40%