Which Wines to Drink with Ostrich and Crocodile Burgers?

Iceland has started selling a range of exotic meats and we thought we’d try some burgers out on the barbecue.  We served them with potato salad and green leaves.

Ostrich Burgers

These have a fairly beefy flavour, but they are leaner and have a dry texture. We didn’t think they were particularly distinctive.

We paired the ostrich burgers with Lascar Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, a Chilean red from the Wine Society.

We tasted black berry fruits and some spiciness.  This was a good barbecue wine, but it was only an adequate match with the ostrich.2015-04-15 17.05.14 HDR

Crocodile Burgers

A much lighter-coloured meat.  Moist, slightly salty with a distinctive unique flavour.  These were much better and we would buy them again.

These burgers needed a white wine and we opened a bottle of Brancott Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, a New Zealand white from Costco.

The wine was lean, with creamy apple and lemon flavours and was a good match with the crocodile burgers.2015-04-15 17.48.31

We plan to try the kangaroo burgers and wild boar sausages next.

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