You are quite correct.How silly of me to go back 12 years, not 13. I just cut off 1990, which was better, in fact the best vintage in MSR in recent memory. Then 1996, 1999, 1997. 97 was overrated and started the price jump. Other than 1990 and 1996 vintages, others didn't rate 90 pts in my databanks. I can't speak for before 1990, when my beverage of choice was beer.
Caveat-these are my opinions, fit into a formula with secondary averaging of WS/WA data. There is no "truth" per se.
More important, the upcoming release year, 2001, should be over 90 pts as a whole, according to early tastings. This is of more relevance to TJ, me, and probably you. It's good to anticipate an excellent vintage.