Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 95+ points! "This is an iconic wine from Lazio that was first produced in 1993, with an initial production of just 400 bottles. Fast forward to the beautiful 2016 Montiano and the wine shows the same fabulous pedigree that made it such a smashing success back when it was first introduced. This year's edition (from the terrific 2016 vintage), boasts a new label redesign. Furthermore, the Falesco brand name is transitioning to Famiglia Cotarella. This is a first-rate Merlot with density, richness and freshness all packaged into one terrific ensemble. The wine shows ample depth and complexity with dark cherry, chocolate and spice. This wine shows no element out of place, and the tannins are expertly managed to show smooth softness and sweetness. Some 30,000 bottles were made."