Est. 2001. Importer & Distributor of Fine Wine, Craft Spirits, and Ginjo Sake
Item Number: 4734
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Estate Grown Blue Agave
Type: Spirits - Tequila
Bottle Size: 750ml Pack: 6
Alc by Vol(%): 40
Aging: Oak barrels for 2-3 years.
Distillation: Pot Still, Copper, Twice distilled
Tasting Notes: Laid down for 2-3 years in oak, Tequila Fortaleza Añejo is worth waiting for! The color of unclouded imperial topaz with medium-bodied legs. The scents are rich and luscious: caramel, cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and a myriad of oak spice. On the palate the flavors start rich, sweet and soft in a creamy full mouthfeel; they range from supple agave honey to copious newly turned soil with wood sugars and spice articulating throughout. The finish shows bracing minerals and hints of baked agave. It is spirited, completive and warming. It divulges the powers of patience and the brilliance of tradition.
"The result of longer aging in used charred-oak barrels, the Añejo is as much about the wood and oxidation flavors as the agave base; the caramel and butter and cinnamon and tobacco flavors are on an equal footing with the puro agave. Distinctive and impressive." - Hoke Harden, Portland Examiner