Not as good as best summer tyre, not as good as best winter tyre ... but plenty good enough for south of UK .
I would not wish to run these tyres up in the North of England or Scotland but, living in Kent, these are just fine and save the need for another set of wheels.
Not a patch on the TS-860 but far better than any premium summer tyre, most of which are utterly useless in 1/2" of snow or the merest touch of ice.
I shall probably be flamed for daring to suggest that the Continental CPC-5 of Michelin equivelent is anything less than perfect in four inches of snow, but ... just look at the Uk after just one inch of snow!
Noise is better than the Bridgestones fitted by VW but what isn't?