I have shot this fresh as well as 10 years expired. The colors are always great and grain is mild. However the 10 year expired roll had tiny black specks all over the images.
Renders skin tones well and can handle being off on exposure - making it good for beginners. These days, it's similar in price to budget options like Gold, Ultramax and ColorPlus, so it's a no brainer. It can resolve a high level of detail.
For landscape I usually prefer Ektar. Portra is of course the king of portraits, although Ektachrome can be nice there too.