Guillermo Sauza's family have a rich tequila-making history, with Don Cenobio a key figure in establishing tequila as we understand it today. When Guillermo was little, his grandfather sold the company, however, dashing his chances of growing up to become a jet-setting mariachi band brand ambassador for the family's spirits (this is all true by the way). They held on to the distillery and land though, and Guillermo was able to get the traditional distillery (deemed too "inefficient" and old fashioned in the 1960s) back up and running, launching Fortaleza in 2005.
Tequila Fortaleza is made the way tequila was made 150 years ago. The use of old-world machinery and processes creates a unique tequila experience.
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.
Nose: Everything a good tequila should be with aromas of citrus, caramel, butter, cooked agave, and sage are the beginning of a pleasingly balanced and very unique tasting experience. Fortaleza Reposado has it's own distinct character, and is not like any other tequila.
Palate: Flavors include cooked agave, citrus, vanilla, apple, earth, and cinnamon. The finish is long and rich, delicately spicy, and it has an oily texture that make this a joy to drink.
Finish: The finish is long and rich, delicately spicy, and it has an oily texture that make this a joy to drink. You simply cannot go wrong with Fortaleza Reposado. It's popular with beginners and experienced tequila drinkers alike.