Being tall is a "racial feat" of the Altmer, always has been. Just like how the Bosmer are shorter than most other mortal races, with a few Khajiit subraces coming close to their height.
And as was pointed out above, the Altmer are obsessed with their heritage, to the point where parents will arrange marriages for their children so they might produce the best possible offspring (while also gaining political/monetary value out of said marriage, of course).
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