Your Selections

Category

A-Z 
california still wine (518)
french still wine (341)
italian still wine (183)
cordials & liqueurs - imported (141)
vodka - flavored (140)
tequila (97)
beer - domestic (92)
single malt scotch (84)
sparkling wine - imported (84)
rums (82)
spanish still wine (82)
australian still wine (70)
cordials & liqueurs - domestic (65)
straight whiskey (61)
argentinian still wine (52)
beer - imported (51)
rums - flavored (49)
vodkas - imported (46)
oregon still wine (44)
scotch whisky (42)
chilean still wine (39)
irish whiskey (38)
sparkling wine - domestic (38)
south african still wine (33)
small batch & single barrel bourbon (32)
flavored whiskies (32)
port - imported (32)
rye whiskey (31)
vodkas - domestic (31)
cognacs (29)
washington still wine (29)
new zealand still wine (27)
gins & genevers - imported (26)
fruit brandies (23)
gins - domestic (22)
creams (21)
vermouth - imported (16)
portuguese still wine (15)
german still wine (14)
canadian whisky (13)
brandies - domestic (13)
blended whiskey (11)
new york still wine (11)
greek still wine (11)
sherry - imported (11)
madeira (10)
brandies - imported (9)
mezcal (9)
aperitifs (8)
low alcohol/flavored wines (8)
tennessee whiskey (7)
absinthe (7)
prepared cocktails (7)
non-alcoholic wine (6)
corn whiskey (5)
ouzo imported (5)
sake (5)
sour mash (4)
japanese whisky (4)
other american still wine (4)
alsatian still wine (4)
austrian still wine (4)
hungarian still wine (4)
grappa (3)
sherry - domestic (3)
bonded whiskey (2)
armagnac (2)
calvados (2)
pisco (2)
cachaca (2)
sloe gins & gin specialties (2)
soju & shochu (2)
specialties (2)
mixes non-alcoholic (2)
israeli still wine (2)
vermouth - domestic (2)
mead (2)
port - domestic (2)
applejacks (1)
connecticut still wine (1)
canadian still wine (1)
cypriot still wine (1)
english still wine (1)
japanese still wine (1)
lebanese still wine (1)
sicilian still wine (1)
cider - domestic (1)
non-alcoholic sparkling wine (1)

Price

From: $ To: $

Producer

A-Z 

Grape Variety

A-Z 
pinot noir (257)
cabernet sauvignon (200)
chardonnay (184)
bordeaux blend (110)
sauvignon blanc (94)
syrah (77)
merlot (73)
zinfandel (63)
non-varietal red blend (58)
pinot gris (56)
champagne blend (49)
red rhone blend (48)
sangiovese (44)
malbec (42)
muscat blanc a petits grains (42)
riesling (41)
grenache (39)
tempranillo (39)
port blend (34)
non-varietal white blend (29)
nebbiolo (26)
chenin blanc (16)
prosecco (16)
semillon (15)
red italian blend (14)
non-varietal rose blend (12)
muscat rose a petits grains (11)
viognier (11)
graciano (10)
montepulciano (10)
petite sirah (10)
cabernet franc (8)
carignane (8)
macabeo (8)
mourvedre (7)
red portugese blend (7)
carmenere (6)
palomino (6)
parellada (6)
white rhone blend (6)
xarel.lo (6)
barbera (5)
cinsault (5)
gamay (5)
rice (5)
white italian blend (5)
gewurztraminer (4)
gruner veltliner (4)
lambrusco (4)
mazuelo (4)
pinot blanc (4)
sherry blend (4)
albarino (3)
colombard (3)
grillo (3)
marsanne (3)
melon de bourgogne (3)
mencia (3)
muscadelle (3)
other white (3)
trebbiano (3)
vermentino (3)
agiorgitiko (2)
bonarda (2)
brut (2)
corvina (2)
dolcetto (2)
furmint (2)
garganega (2)
grenache blanc (2)
harslevelu (2)
jacquere (2)
malvasia (2)
pedro ximenez (2)
pinotage (2)
primitivo (2)
roussanne (2)
sagrantino (2)
torrontes (2)
verdelho (2)
verdicchio (2)
white greek blend (2)
aglianico (1)
apple (1)
arneis (1)
aubin (1)
auxerrois (1)
black currant (1)
brachetto (1)
canaiolo (1)
cannonau (1)
carinena (1)
colorino (1)
concord (1)
cortese (1)
corvina/rondinella/molinara (1)
falanghina (1)
hondarrabi zuri (1)
kerner (1)
loureira (1)

Vintage

Year 
2012 (136)
2010 (113)
2013 (111)
2011 (99)
2009 (82)
2014 (70)
2006 (67)
2015 (48)
2005 (41)
2007 (40)
2008 (36)
2003 (13)
2004 (13)
2001 (8)
2000 (6)
2002 (4)
1985 (1)
1998 (1)

Size

Volume 
750ML (3394)
375ML (215)
22 OZ (96)
1 L (93)
187ML (39)
500ML (21)
25 OZ (15)
24 OZ (13)
18.7Z (6)
750M (6)
64 OZ (4)
765ML (4)
10 OZ (3)
32 OZ (3)
8 OZ (3)
1.L (2)
250 (2)
300ML (2)
375 (2)
750 (2)
1.0 (1)
1.5 L (1)
12 OZ (1)
16 OZ (1)
18 OZ (1)
1L (1)
25.4 (1)
25OZ (1)
720ML (1)
765 (1)

Publication

A-Z 
Ultimate Beverage Challenge (416)
Wine Advocate (303)
Wine Enthusiast (259)
Wine Spectator (201)
Vinous (57)
Malt Advocate (29)
Wine & Spirits (24)
Top 100 WS (18)
Steve Tanzer (14)
James Suckling (8)
Burghound (1)
Ultimate Spirits Challenge (1)
Smart Buys (1)

Rating

From: pts To: pts
 
Fortaleza Anejo 750ml
Sku: 42848
Product Rating
Product Information
Country: Mexico
Type: Tequila
 
Reg. $89.99

Qty:
 
Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and cooked agave aromas practically jump from the glass in this highly-praised and perfectly-aged anejo. 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 Anejo is a prized treat for any tequila lover.

Leave a Comment
Technical notes
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) Aging: 23 months in American Oak

Producer
Our great-great-grandfather, Don Cenobio, founded his first distillery - La Perseverancia - in 1873, in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. Not only was Don Cenobio The first person to export “mezcal de tequila” to the United States, shorten the name to just Tequila, and implement the use of steam to cook the agave (instead of an earthen pit), Cenobio also stated that the Blue Agave was the best agave to use for production. His son, Eladio, took over the family business in 1909 when Don Cenobio had passed away. During his time, Don Eladio brought the nectar of the gods to the world, under various names such as Mexican brandy, Mexican whiskey, tequila, and as an aperitif. During the Mexican Revolution, Eladio helped to establish tequila as the national drink of Mexico. He also founded the distillery, La Constancia. Don Eladio died in 1946, and left the family business to his son, Francisco Javier who brought about more changes to the industry and made our family’s tequila the most well-known brand in the world. The single most important thing that Don Javier did for the industry was to help establish the Denomination of Origin for Tequila. While on a business trip to Japan in the late 1960’s, Don Javier came across a bottle of Japanese Tequila. Angered by this, he stated that tequila can only be made in Mexico, specifically, in the area around Tequila. A group of tequila producers, led by Don Javier, filed an application for an appellation of origin in 1973, but it wasn’t until 1996 when the world officially recognized the Denomination of Origin for Tequila. Don Javier bought a piece of land in the town of Tequila so he could build a hacienda on the highest point of town, overlooking his rival’s distillery. On this land sat a small distillery, which Don Javier named La Fortaleza. With a small brick oven, a tahona pit, a few wood fermentation vats, and 2 small copper pot stills, our family produced tequila here until 1968. Because the distillery was not “efficient enough”, and did not produce much tequila, we shut her down and converted her into a museum to show how tequila was made in the “old days”. Don Javier sold the family business in 1976, but the family kept the land with their hacienda and distillery. In 1999, Don Javier’s grandson, Guillermo, began the process of getting the old distillery up and running again. The son of Dona Sylvia, Guillermo grew up thinking that he was going to fly around the world in a jet plane with a mariachi band, promoting our family’s tequila. Heartbroken when his grandfather sold the company, Guillermo still had a love and passion for Tequila - the spirit and the town. After several years of renovations and hard work, Don Guillermo got Destileria La Fortaleza up and running again, making tequila in the same way it was made over 100 years ago - with a small brick oven to cook the agave, a tahona to squeeze the juices out of the agave, wood tanks for fermentation, and the 2 original copper pots for distillation. Our goal is to make the best tequila that we can, and to this day, we have not changed a single thing. While our family had always pushed the tequila industry forward, we are looking back. Using traditional and artisanal methods, our goal is to make the best tequila we can. By doing so we honor our great-great grandfather, great grandfather, and grandfather.