I opened this cheese at a little over 4 months for a special occasion. My first attempt with soaking a cheese in wine, and first try with this tomme recipe. I was very happy with the result! It has a nice flavor with a nutty taste somewhere between a cheddar and a swiss. It is smooth and a bit dry. Near the rind I can taste the flavor of the wine. We ate half of it and I re-sealed the other half to save for another time. The weight was 1#11 oz.