Unfortunately, I made it a couple of years ago and didn't keep notes on it (I know, I know - I've learned my lesson about keeping a wine log!). But, as I recall, it wasn't all that pleasant at bottling. The fermentation didn't smell too much, but didn't smell too pleasant either. I left it bulk age for about 9 months, and it still needed to be degassed quite badly. At the beginning of bulk aging, it tasted quite hot. At the end, I don't remember how it tasted, but I do remember it having a distinct cinnamin smell, which really excited me. After about a year in the bottle, it tastes awesome!