Robert Oatley and a Beajolais from Louis Jadot
From different corners of the world and different grapes, both these wines have a certain atypicity, a difference from the norm.
Beaujolais is best-known as a juicy glugger for early drinking - not a wine to age.
Equally, Western Australia's wines are more considered and European than standard-edition Blockbuster Aussie.
What both these wines also have in common is an elegance and food-friendliness to match with, for example, winter game.
Louis Jadot Château des Jacques Moulin à Vent 2013 (£18.00, Sainsburys
and independents) red plum and cherry fruit with some spice and leather; fresh and juicy with tobacco leaf, fine tannins and minerality - drinking nicely now and will comtinue to improve for a few more years.
Match with darker game, especially duck in cherry sauce - or something mushroomy.
Robert Oatley Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (£13.75, The Co-op, Cambridge Wine Merchants, independents) juicy dark-berry fruit with blackcurrant leaf, pencil shavings and spice; fresh, pure and crystalline with a supple texture and a muscular core.
Drinking nicely now, will gain complexity with age.
Match the juiciness to a rare steak with plenty of garlic and pepper, be it beef, venison or tuna.