The most recent WA has an updated vintage chart. I found the vintage chart interesting for 2 reasons.
First, over the last 25 years included in the WA ratings, the highest score any year has gotten was 92 points in 1989. That seems odd to me. Isn't the purpose of a vintage chart to compare the overall quality of the wines between years? If so, some years must stand out more than others. A top score of 92 seems artificially low.
Second, the vintage rating for 2002 is only 90 points. Having tried many wines from this vintage, including most of the very top wines in the Loire, it is my opinion that 2002 must be considered an outstanding to classic vintage. 90 points underrates this vintage in my opinion. WS's rating of 93 for 2002 white wines from the Loire is closer to my impression.
Any other opinions out there?