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Fortaleza Añejo Tequila 70cl

£95.99

Description

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 flavors that people identify. Fortaleza Añejo is a prized treat for any tequila lover.

Additional information

  • Brand
    Fortaleza
  • Flavour
    Añejo
  • Bottle Size
    70cl
  • ABV
    40%
  • Country
    Mexico

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Fortaleza Añejo Tequila is a premium tequila produced by the Fortaleza Tequila brand. It is crafted using traditional methods and aged in oak barrels for an extended period, resulting in a rich and complex flavor profile. Here are some key details about Fortaleza Añejo Tequila:

  1. Production Process: Fortaleza Añejo Tequila is made from 100% blue Weber agave, which is grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. The agave plants are harvested after reaching maturity, typically taking around 7 to 8 years. The hearts of the agave, known as piñas, are cooked in traditional stone ovens to convert the starches into fermentable sugars. The cooked piñas are crushed, and the juice is extracted, which is fermented using naturally occurring yeasts. The fermented juice is double-distilled in copper pot stills to create a smooth and flavorful tequila. After distillation, the tequila is aged for a minimum period of 18 to 24 months in oak barrels.
  2. Aging Process: Fortaleza Añejo undergoes a significant aging process in oak barrels, which allows the tequila to develop its complex and refined characteristics. The prolonged aging imparts deeper flavors and aromas from the wood, resulting in a more nuanced and mature tequila. During this time, the tequila gains notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and toasted oak, while still retaining the agave essence.
  3. Flavor Profile: Fortaleza Añejo Tequila offers a sophisticated and full-bodied flavor profile. It exhibits a harmonious balance of agave sweetness and the rich flavors derived from the aging process. The tequila showcases notes of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, dried fruits, spices, and a hint of smoke. It has a smooth and velvety mouthfeel with a long, warm finish.
  4. Bottle Design: Fortaleza Añejo Tequila is presented in the same distinctive, hand-blown glass bottle as other expressions in the Fortaleza range. The bottle features a small agave plant inside, symbolizing the brand’s commitment to tradition and craftsmanship.
  5. Usage: Fortaleza Añejo Tequila is often enjoyed neat or on the rocks to fully appreciate its complex flavors and aromas. It is also a delightful sipping tequila that can be savored slowly. Additionally, it can be used as a premium base for crafting refined cocktails, adding depth and character to classic tequila-based drinks.

Fortaleza Añejo Tequila is highly regarded among tequila enthusiasts for its commitment to traditional production methods, extended aging, and exceptional quality. Its refined flavor profile and smoothness make it a sought-after choice for those seeking a sophisticated and luxurious tequila experience.

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