I'm not an seo expert but I would say that the older your website and domain the better your rankings.
An example of this?
Search for Hugh Hefner death that is trending right now. Some articles that were just posted on websites say 20 minutes ago are already indexed and ranking on the first page of google.
How old are most of those domains?
I looked them up on https://www.iplocation.net/domain-age
and those domains that have 20 minute ago already indexed and ranking pages are 20 years old or older.
So yes the older your domain the better chances you have at ranking for keywords.
It shouldn't take you 20 years to get your website ranking really but once your domain 15 years or older you can expect higher rankings.
Although google might not say it matters an older really aged domain will rank better the older it gets.
I'm seeing proof first hand right now.