94pts James Suckling
A stunning wine for this price point! Plenty of malbec violet character, but also delicate spices and great freshness. A wealth of drive and ripeness. The finish is long and polished.
90pts Wine Advocate
The blend of the 2017 DV Catena Tinto Histórico is the same as the previous year, remaining as 72% Malbec, 21% Bonarda and 7% Petit Verdot, since that's the field blend that is planted in the plot in Lunlunta used for this bottling. 2017 is slightly riper than 2016, yet the wine has kept its freshness and balance.
Black fruit and flowers from Uco Valley Malbec laced with spicy Petit Verdot. Malbec lends freshness and smoothness, while Petit Verdot grants volume and persistence, conferring a lush, rich attack and wonderful length to the blend.