Let's put something else in the mix - for albums recorded before the digital era, the original master tape MUST be an analogue tape. Any digital format which followed is either made from a direct copy from this master tape, or from an analogue working copy of the tape.
Much will depend on when the digital copy was taken, and what state the analogue master (or copy) was in at the time. If it's been well preserved, and is clean and tidy, you may well get a good digital copy, and you may well get a good-sounding CD, SACD or DVD-A from it.
If the tape has been used a lot, perhaps for a big-selling album, it might have suffered. Repeated plays will wear the tape and take off the high end, there may be drop-outs that need repair, any physical splices in the tape may be falling apart because of the splicing tape drying out ... all sorts of problems, including the famous Ampex situation, where the binder that holds the tape together falls apart, and the tape has to be baked before it can be played. It may have been stored badly.
So, let's take as an example, Led Zeppelin 1, recorded in 1969. They finish in the studio, have their completed master tape, take it to a cutting room in London, make the master laquer, and that goes to the pressing plant. The first pressings of LZ 1 were this direct, and that's one of the reasons they're in such demand on the second-hand market. That's why virtually ALL first pressings fetch high sums on eBay and the like.
Compare this with the CD and special editions released last year of LZ 1. For the original CDs in the 1990s, probably taken from whatever master copy was to hand, just to get them on the market. For the special editions, probably from the original master, but from a master that was then at least 20 years old, with all that implies - ageing, decay, high usage, wear and tear, etc etc.
I've heard a couple of these early pressings compared to the remastering for the first Led Zep box sets, and the vinyl wiped the floor with them. Not even close. The vinyl had a big, room-filling sound, the CDs skulked around in or around the speakers.
Vinyl (early pressing)
Studio > Master Tape > Cutting Room > Pressing Plant > Public
Studio > Master Tape > Storage and Usage > Digital Copy using the gear of that time > CD mastering > Pressing Plant > Public
Studio > Master Tape > Storage and Usage, with even more wear from earlier digital mastering > Digital Copy using 'improved' digital gear > CD mastering > Pressing Plant > Public
Which is the most direct route?